Jul 22, 2014

Hitachi shows full-size train models in London

Hitachi Ltd. showed full-size models of its AT-100 and AT-200 train cars being developed for the British market to railway operators and the media on Monday. The AT-100 is mainly designed to meet the needs of operational conditions and requirements in metropolitan areas, while ...

Elaine Stritch, brash stage legend, dies at 89

Jul 18, 2014

Elaine Stritch, brash stage legend, dies at 89

Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a Broadway legend, has died. She was 89. Joseph Rosenthal, Stritch’s longtime attorney, said the actress died Thursday of natural causes at her home in Birmingham, Michigan. Although ...

Second wave of 'washoku' wets London

Apr 17, 2014

Second wave of 'washoku' wets London

by Richard Sunley

From small, independent “izakaya” and pop-up ramen bars to high-end Japanese fusion restaurants and takeaway sushi chains, Japanese food can increasingly be found all over London. While it is not yet as popular in Britain as in the United States or Asia — particularly ...

Cat cafe wins them over in London

Apr 10, 2014

Cat cafe wins them over in London

by Harpreet Bhal

People like coffee and people love cats, so together they make the paws that refresh at a London cat cafe that is so popular it’s booked out until June. Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, on the fringe of London’s financial district, is cashing in on ...

JAL to launch seven new London-Haneda flights

Jan 23, 2014

JAL to launch seven new London-Haneda flights

Japan Airlines Co. says it will launch new direct flights between Tokyo and London after it was allotted five new international slots at Haneda airport. The seven new London round-trip flights per week will start March 30. JAL also said it will double its ...

Nissan unveils the NV200, London's new black taxi

Jan 7, 2014

Nissan unveils the NV200, London's new black taxi

Nissan Motor Co. unveiled Monday its version of London’s iconic black taxi, a market currently dominated by Chinese firm Geely. Nissan claims its new 1.6-liter gasoline engine is cleaner than the current diesel cabs cruising the streets of the British capital. “The NV200 cab ...

Dec 13, 2013

TPP ministers eye meeting in London in late January: sources

Trade ministers from 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal plan to meet in London in late January, now that negotiations are unlikely to conclude by the end of this year, sources said Friday. The meeting has been tentatively set for around ...

Cyclist deaths in London spark outcry

Nov 23, 2013

Cyclist deaths in London spark outcry

When a cyclist is killed on London’s roads, a flower-laden white bicycle is sometimes placed at the scene — both as a tribute to a lost comrade and a warning to others. More of these poignant “ghost bikes” may appear for the six cyclists ...

Used 'mamachari' popular in London

Nov 15, 2013

Used 'mamachari' popular in London

by William Hollingworth

Almost every Japanese household has one and they are an ever-present sight outside of shops and railway stations. Japan’s most common bicycle, the “mamachari” (literally mom’s bike), is used by people of all ages for short trips around the neighborhood. But now these utility ...

Oct 15, 2013

British police arrest four men under terror act

British police were questioning four men in their 20s on suspicion of terrorism Monday, a day after shooting at one of their cars near the Tower of London. Police said the four were arrested during a pre-planned, intelligence-led operation Sunday. They did not identify ...