Jan 6, 2017

Mie man held over chain saw threat against delivery worker

The Mie Prefectural Police arrested a truck driver from Iga on Thursday on suspicion of threatening a delivery firm employee with a chain saw. The police said Kazuki Hasegawa, 27, posted a YouTube video of him threatening an employee at Yamato Transport Co.’s delivery ...

My Ikea nights: New craze irks Swedish furniture giant

Dec 22, 2016

My Ikea nights: New craze irks Swedish furniture giant

A new fad that has people hiding out in IKEA stores overnight and walking out the next morning has left the Swedish retailer less than amused. In Europe, pranksters seeking a thrill have followed in the footsteps of Bram Geirnaert and Florian Van Hecke, ...

The changing face (and bodies) of fitness

Aug 4, 2016

The changing face (and bodies) of fitness

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There has been a recent trend among Japanese comedians to go big — with their workouts. Toshiaki Kasuga, Nakayama Kinnikun and Yoshio Kojima all incorporate flexing into their routines, playing up macho stereotypes for laughs. However, Shun Kaneko isn’t laughing. “On Japanese TV, when ...

Millennials shun 'old-school' television for the likes of YouTube

Jul 4, 2016

Millennials shun 'old-school' television for the likes of YouTube

A media revolution is taking place, and most people over 35 years of age aren’t tuned in. Millennials and their successors are shunning old-school television in favor of watching what they want whenever they wish on Google-owned YouTube or other video platforms like Dailymotion ...