Berghain: Berlin’s clubbing mecca – home of DJ Marcel Dettmann, above – jostles with the Berlin Wall in terms of what the city is famed for in the eyes of younger generations. Photograph: Merlijn Hoek

On June 23rd Japan will pass a law to allow clubs in Tokyo to stay open until 5am. Its existing legislation dates back to its US occupation in 1948; c(...)

Sinéad D’Arcy, Jameson’s International Graduate Programme manager

Irish Distillers has two graduate programmes for applicants. The Jameson Graduate Distiller programme, established in 2012, recruits two science or e(...)

Shares in Mitsubishi Motors  fell 15 per cent last week.  Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Volkswagen was caught cheating on its diesel emissions by the California Air Review Board. Inexplicably, Mitsubishi has just been caught falsifying of(...)

Mitsubishi headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Shares plunged more than 15 per cent after the car maker announced it has mishandled fuel economy test data. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)

Mitsubishi Motors’s disclosure that it manipulated fuel-economy tests risks putting the Japanese carmaker back in a familiar position: needing help fr(...)

 An elderly woman holding her pet dog talks on a mobile phone after a second earthquake hit southwestern Japan on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday, killing at least 20 people, injuring more than 1,000 and trapping people(...)

A road newly damaged by the 7.3 magnitude earthquake  on Saturday April 16th, 2016 in Mashiki, Kumamoto, Japan. Photograph: Taro Karibe/Getty Images

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake has struck southern Japan, just over 24 hours after a quake killed nine people and injured at least 1,000 in the same area.(...)

A woman cleans up in front of her collapsed house in the town of Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture on April 15, 2016.

Aftershocks rattled communities in southern Japan as businesses and residents examined the widespread damage from an unusually strong earthquake in wh(...)

Crew members of Japanese submarine Oyashio (left) work on the deck while Japanese destroyers  dock at a port of the former US naval base in Subic bay, north of Manila, in the   Philippines.  China has an ongoing row with Tokyo over the ownership of islands in the region. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

China has expressed “strong dissatisfaction” after foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) bloc of advanced economies issued a statement strong(...)

Zaha Hadid: October 31st, 1950-March 31st, 2016. Above, at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, her first major public commission in the Britain. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-British architect whose soaring structures left a mark on skylines and imaginations around the world, and in the process reshape(...)

A woman holds a hedgehog at the Harry hedgehog cafe in Tokyo. A fee of 1,000 yen (€8) on weekdays and 1,300 yen on holidays brings an hour of playing with the prickly mammals. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

As if cat, rabbit, owl, hawk and even snake-themed cafes aren’t enough in a country which loves all things cute, Tokyo residents wanting to spend tim(...)