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Anthony Bourdain in Dublin in August 2010. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“It was never my intention to be a reporter, a critic, an advocate. It was also never my intention to provide audiences with ‘everything’ they needed (...)

The Tokyo Olympics were rescheduled from 2020 to 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The event is set to start on July 23rd. File photograph: EPA

Japan has declared a third state of emergency for Tokyo and three western prefectures amid scepticism it will be enough to curb a rapid coronavirus re(...)

People walk past a banner with the logo of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games hanging from the wall of the Tokyo Metropolitan City Hall. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Japan is poised to declare a state of emergency in Tokyo and two other regions amid a surge in coronavirus cases just three months before the start of(...)

Nazuna Hashimoto at her home in Osaka, Japan. Having survived her own suicide attempt, Hashimoto hopes to train as a therapist, with a special focus on women. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/New York Times

Not long after Japan ramped up its fight against coronavirus last spring, Nazuna Hashimoto started suffering panic attacks. The gym in Osaka where she(...)

Husband-and-wife team Ian and Salomé have devised a tour of   Amsterdam

See Amsterdam’s Canal district as never before Starting from their artisanal chocolate shop in the De Wallen red light district, husband-and-wife team(...)

According to Irish fuel retailer Applegreen, you can now have your hydrocarbon cake and eat it

Imagine that you could pull into a fuel forecourt, pump your tank full of liquid hydrocarbons, and drive away secure in the knowledge that you have no(...)

The Diamond Princess cruise ship has  3,600 people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus. It is berthed at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama port. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty

Built on reclaimed land in a soulless landscape of tickertape roads and container warehouses, Daikoku Pier has been temporary home to the Diamond Prin(...)

A woman carries her luggage past a sign of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Reuters

1. There is a profound disconnect between people and politicians: As the UN climate talks moved into crunch phase, almost 200 global leaders landed i(...)

Dubliner Jack Cane at at Nunobiki Falls, in Kobe, Japan.

Jack Cane, originally from Dublin, has lived in Japan six years, with more than four of those years in Kobe. He has worked as a teacher and writer. Ca(...)

On paper, Japan has one of the best paternity leave policies in the world. In practice, very few men – less than one in 16 – take advantage of their l(...)

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