Aug 19, 2014

Longtime BBC announcer Gordon, 78, dies

James Alexander Gordon, who read out the soccer results on BBC radio for 40 years and had one of the most recognizable voices in broadcasting, has died at the age of 78. “James was an iconic radio voice who turned the classified football results ...

BBC news to turn Japanese with translated website

Jun 27, 2014

BBC news to turn Japanese with translated website

by Elizabeth Kerr

A recent job posting for a digital editor for BBC World Japan sparked interest online, with local Web-watchers noting that the job description called for a Tokyo-based editor with fluent Japanese to head up a team that will publish content from the main BBC ...

'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson apologizes over racist language

May 2, 2014

'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson apologizes over racist language

“Top Gear” host Jeremy Clarkson has apologized and asked for forgiveness following allegations that he used racist language while he was shooting an episode of the popular BBC show. Clarkson became embroiled in a racism controversy after a tabloid published a clip of him ...

Observing the world in Yokohama's giant Orbi

Aug 26, 2013

Observing the world in Yokohama's giant Orbi

by Toshi Maeda

What’s on show at this new, nature-themed high-tech museum should appeal to your senses — literally. Take in the smell of the ocean while watching penguins wander in the polar region. Feel the wild presence of the world’s biggest lizard right next to you ...