More to Japan than raw fish

Food in Japan is not only sushi, plenty of other delights to try apart from raw fish. A no-sushi guide to food in Japan.

Pedrosa wins in Japan

Dani Pedrosa has closed the gap on MotoGP championship leader Jorge Lorenzo to 28 points with a win in Japan. Lorenzo, however, is still favourite for the title as he only needs to finish third in the final three races to be champion again, even if Pedrosa wins them all.

Always check your cupboards

A bizarre tale from Japan. A homeless woman has been arrested after living undetected for almost a year in a tiny cupboard in a man’s house in Fukuoka, Japan. Cupboard woman.

Riotous Rhino

A zoo in Tokyo has been simulating a rhino escape to prepare staff for a possible emergency. It just has to be seen to be believed! Fake rhino attempts zoo escape

Pedrosa wins in Japan

Dani Pedrosa claimed his third victory of the season at the Japanese MotoGP, taking advantage of a spill by Casey Stoner to come home first ahead of fellow countryman and reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo.

Lorenzo ‘almost champion’

With five races still to go in MotoGP, Jorge Lorenzo only needs to finish ninth or better in the next race to become the new World Champion after finishing fourth in the Japanese MotoGP at Motegi. That is, of course, assuming Dani Pedrosa does not race in Malaysia.

Pi in the sky

Shigeru Kondo, a 55 year old Japanese systems engineer, has set a new world record by doing what most of us would never even consider worth even dreaming about doing. He has calculated Pi (ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter) to 5 trillion digits. Pi, as we all know, is usually abbreviated to 3.14. The previous …

Over and out

A group of 15 monkeys showed great initiative as they made their great escape from Kyoto University’s primate research institute in Aichi Prefecture, catapulting themselves one by one over a 17 foot electric fence surrounding their compound. The monkeys used the branches of trees to fling themselves over the fence. It is thought that the group may have had a …

All Nippon (down to the loo) Airways

A Japanaese Airline, ANA (All Nippon Airways), is carrying out a one month experiment into the benefits of asking passengers to empty their bladders before boarding. The average human bladder has a capacity of 15 fluid ounces, which means that 150 passengers relieving themselves on board would apparently result in 67.2 kg of residual waters. Empty bladders mean lighter passengers, …

Tiny tasters

The Japanese are famous for things ‘small’ and ‘intricate’, such as bonsai plants. But this also seems to carry on into everyday life, and food. Nip on down and have a look! Tokyo Damage Report