Sep 11, 2014

Fantasy writer Graham Joyce dies at 59

Graham Joyce, one of Britain’s best known fantasy writers, has died from complications of lymphoma cancer, an ilness he had blogged about extensively. He was 59. Joyce died Tuesday afternoon in a hospital near his home in Leicester, a city north of London, said ...

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 ...