French bulldog Marlo races her snowboarding owner down a mountain in Japan 

Downhill dog! Super-fast French bulldog Marlo races her snowboarding owner down a mountain in Japan Marlo the French bulldog is seen racing down a snowy mountain ski slope  Her owner Akira, 41, is seen struggling to pace on a snowboard behind her The footage was recorded on Mount Niseko Annupuri in Hokkaido, Japan By William Cole … Read more

Doctors perform world’s first living donor lung transplant to Covid-19 patient in Japan

Doctors in Japan have performed the world’s first-ever living donor lung transplant on a patient with severe lung damage from Covid-19. A Japanese woman’s life was saved by the nearly 11-hour operation carried out by a medical team of 30 after her husband and son donated parts of their lungs, doctors said on Thursday.  The … Read more

Foodies are losing their minds over PANCAKE burgers

Foodies are losing their minds over PANCAKE burgers – you can recreate them at home with your favourite toppings Foodies are obsessing over mouth-watering pancake burgers  The breakfast meal are made with fluffy buns, strawberries, cream and butter While the burger originates from Japan, it wouldn’t be difficult to recreate   By Carina Stathis For Daily … Read more

Japan’s famous cherry blossoms bloom earlier than any year since records began in 1953 

Japan‘s famous cherry blossoms have reached their flowery peak in many places earlier this year than at any time since formal records started being kept nearly 70 years ago, with experts saying climate change is the likely cause. Japan’s favourite flower, called ‘sakura,’ used to reach their peak bloom in April, just as the country … Read more

Hedge fund crisis wipes billions off value of big banks after Viacom share price fall

Billions of pounds have been wiped off the value of big banks after a meltdown at a hedge fund. Credit Suisse and Nomura of Japan face a huge hit to their profits after bets placed by their client, Archegos Capital, turned sour. The crisis could cause major losses for British investors exposed through ISAs, pensions … Read more

Tokyo Olympic torch relay begins in tsunami-hit city of Fukushima after year-long coronavirus delay

The Olympic torch relay began in the tsunami-hit city of Fukushima today, kicking off a four-month countdown until the delayed summer Games in Tokyo.  Tokyo’s Olympic games, delayed from 2020 due to Covid-19, are the first ever organised during a global pandemic. About 10,000 runners will carry the torch across Japan‘s 47 prefectures, including far-flung islands, … Read more

North Korea ‘fires another missile’ after Biden ‘laughed off’ previous test as ‘business as usual’

North Korea has fired its first ballistic missiles in a year, Japan‘s Defense Ministry confirmed – a move likely to increase tensions after it fired its first cruise missiles at the weekend.  The two short-range ballistic missiles were launched from North Korea on Wednesday (Thursday, local time) – fired from Wonsan on North Korea’s eastern coast … Read more

Tokyo Olympics organisers confirm overseas fans are BANNED from attending this summer’s Games

Overseas fans will be barred from this year’s pandemic-postponed Tokyo Olympics because of ongoing coronavirus concerns, organisers announced Saturday. ‘In order to give clarity to ticket holders living overseas and to enable them to adjust their travel plans at this stage, the parties on the Japanese side have come to the conclusion that they will … Read more

Tsunmai warning issued after massive 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan

Tsunmai warning issued after massive 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan Japan public broadcaster NHK warned residents a tsunami of one metre high The quake hit at 6:09 pm (0909 GMT) in Pacific waters off Miyagi region  By Chris Jewers For Mailonline Published: 09:32 GMT, 20 March 2021 | Updated: 09:41 GMT, 20 … Read more