China’s Unknown Mega City

Posted in Travel

A short documentary by the BBC about a city relatively unknown outside of China, I find these sorts of things really fascinating. You can watch it on iPlayer or below if you live outside of the United Kingdom.

Fast Track Tokyo

Posted in Travel

A short feature on the BBC News show Fast Track about Tokyo, featuring the Hackney native, Danny Choo.

Japanese Manba

Posted in Blog

The BBC World Service reports on the trend of British followers of Japanese fashion. Seriously, what the flip? An underground youth culture in Japan with distinctive music, fashion and make-up, where the skin is darkened using tanning products is spreading worldwide. (Thanks, Japan Probe) UPDATE: For those of you curious few, I found a style […]

Raging Bull

Posted in Television

Catching up on the news earlier I found myself in hysterics watching a news report about a raging bull in a northern Irish supermarket, apparently it had escaped from a nearby farmers market. My favourite moment of the clip is the sharp about-turn by the farmer as he realises the bull has targeted him as […]

Cyber Drifters

Posted in Blog, Technology

The BBC reports on a cyber cafe outside Tokyo that has a dark room divided into tiny cubicles where 60 people “who rarely emerge” live. These folks are called cyber drifters and “they have just enough money to stay off the streets.” It costs $500 a month to live in one of these “coffin-size booths,” […]




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