When a bottle of Karuizawa 52-year-old Zodiac Rat sold for a record price at auction in March 2020, the sale proved Japan’s whisky is serious business.
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Clubs and bars are facing pressure to close their doors as the new coronavirus spreads throughout Japan's major cities. As a result, those who make a living from the clubbing industry are also facing tough financial prospects.
Kyōtei (boat racing) is a kind of slow, aquatic NASCAR that also happens to be one of the few things that you can legally gamble on in Japan.
Dance music has always had a political edge, but recent events in Tokyo show that clubs and politics are clashing on a more frequent basis
The future of Ginza's iconic building hangs in the balance as architectural enthusiasts attempt to preserve the fading landmark.
With the U.K. looking to secure its economic future and seize the purported benefits of Brexit, London has been ramping up its negotiating capacity and making overtures to trade partners.
British companies are coming under more pressure than ever to develop a footprint in non-EU markets.
Despite the plethora of stations and platforms in Tokyo, the city still lacks a unifying force that brings together and gives expression to its underground scene.
A day trip from Taipei, the Zhuilu Old Road in Taiwan's Taroko National Park is considered to be one of the country's best hikes, though is only for those with a strong head for heights.
With its rapid-fire rapping, lyrics that are often impenetrable to outsiders and raw, synthetic timbres, grime was never an obvious candidate for international success. But from east London's tower blocks to the stages of California's Coachella festival, the genre has grown from humble origins ...