A man passes an advertisement board of Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo. The restaurant  was stripped of its Michelin because it no longer opens to the general public. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP via Getty Images

The world’s best sushi restaurant has been stripped of its three Michelin stars. But the decision, announced in Tokyo on Tuesday, has nothing to do wi(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives for an opening ceremony of a newly constructed residential complex in Ryomyong street in Pyongyang, North Korea April 13th, 2017. Photograph: Reuters

North Korea appears to be preparing to conduct a nuclear test in a show of defiance towards Donald Trump, who has not ruled out military action to pre(...)

“I fed her delicious food until she was full, and allowed her to get plenty of sleep,” says the male narrator.

A city in Japan has been forced to pull a online promotional video intended to boost the local eel industry following criticism that it demeaned women(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.  The leaders in Moscow and Pyongyang appear to have much in the way of common cause. Photograph: Reuters

Russia and North Korea have announced that they will deepen economic and political ties under the banner of a “year of friendship” – a development tha(...)