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New service lets you advertise on women’s breasts in four languages

Are you a business owner? Do you have a product or service you’re selling, but aren’t sure how to market it? Is your target demographic pervy …

Hong Kong Subway/Underground Map with literal translations of station names

Hong Kong Subway/Underground Map with literal translations of station names.

Ippo: Sake and sushi all in one! | CNN Travel

Seemingly in the shadows though on a busy side-street of eateries, Ippo's jet black exterior is highlighted by a stark luminous white sign sitting squarely out front. Reading "Fish and Sake", Ippo simply offers exactly what it says on the tin.

With its chic yet shabby wooden exterior and bare …


Seizan | Tokyo | Jan '15

• Rating: 17.5/20
• Address: 2 Chome-17-29 Mita, Minato, Tokyo 108-0073, Japan
• Phone: +81 3 3451 8320
• Price: JPY15,000 (124 USD at 1 USD = 121.39 JPY)• 


Impressive tonkatsu ! (Takadanobaba)

I went to “Narikura” that may be the most popular tonkatsu restaurant in Tokyo the other day.
It is on the basement floor in the small and old …

麺屋彩未 Menya Saimi

Any entry in food about Sapporo cannot be without Menya Saimi, its popularity is... obscene to be perfectly honest.
Saimi is a miso ramen restaurant …

Manny Pacquiao: Surgery follows loss to Floyd Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao could be out of action for a year as he prepares to have surgery on his injured shoulder.

The 36-year-old blamed the injury for …

Manny Pacquiao

Isezushi (伊勢鮨)| Sushi Bar | Otaru

Located near JR Otaru Station, "Isezushi (伊勢鮨)" serves very sophisticated sushi at reasonable prices. Let's enter it!

I always use seats at the bar, …


SAUDI OIL MINISTER: 'No one can set the price of oil — it's up to Allah'


Oil cartel OPEC has lost its long-held control over controlling the price of oil.

And Saudi Arabia’s oil minister Ali Al-Naimi has said he …


FT column: Grexit may be the best end for a bad marriage

By Gideon Rachman
The relationship between the government of Greece and the rest of the eurozone increasingly resembles a bad marriage. The two sides …


China and a friendly reminder to keep watching those capital outflows

If you want something done right, do it yourself

- The People’s Bank of China, recently… (probably).

With that in mind, here’s Michael Pettis’s on the …


The Scottish National Party and the Joe Biden test

Okay, the US vice-president hasn’t directly commented on the Scottish National party. But in any analysis of public policy it is important to keep …

United Kingdom

Shanghai bans officials' families from running businesses

Authorities in Shanghai have banned spouses and children of senior government officials from running private businesses in a bid to eliminate …


After Dave Goldberg’s tragic death, it’s worth a reminder: Treadmills are dangerous

Dave Goldberg, a beloved Silicon Valley executive and the husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, suffered a fatal accident on vacation in Mexico last weekend. According to a spokesman for the local prosecutor’s office, the 47-year-old Goldberg “fell off the treadmill and cracked his head open” …

Sheryl Sandberg

Surgery set to end Manny Pacquiao’s hopes of Floyd Mayweather rematch

Manny Pacquiao is to have surgery this week for a torn rotator cuff, with the recovery time expected to put the Filipino out of action for nine to 12 months but he is facing possible disciplinary action for failing to disclose the injury.

Pacquiao claimed a shoulder injury hampered his bid to hand …

Manny Pacquiao

Why Scientific American's Predictions from 10 Years Ago Were So Wrong

Recently, we did an experiment: We took an outdated issue of a respected popular science magazine, Scientific American, and researched exactly what …

The calm before the tantrum

South-East Asian bond markets have performed well recently. But tests loom

INVESTORS in bonds want high returns and stability. In recent years …


Scotland is another country

What the English really think about their northern neighbours

UK election map: Constituencies by party, seats, % of vote and socio-economic …

United Kingdom

Italy approves major election reform

The Italian parliament has approved a long-debated and extensive electoral reform that aims to give the country more political stability.

The measure guarantees a majority of seats to the party that wins the most votes in an election.

It is a key element of a package of reforms promised by Italian …


Real Madrid, the world’s richest sports team, is finally embracing the digital age—with Microsoft

Real Madrid is the wealthiest sporting team on the planet. A colossus on the pitch, and in the bank, the famous Spanish soccer club has won a record 10 European titles, and generated €549.5 million in revenue in the 2013/14 season, according to Deloitte. It is conservatively estimated by Forbes to …


IMF Splinters From Rest Of Troika, Threatens To Cut Off Greek Funding

At this point it’s become fairly obvious to even the most casual observer that Greece is headed for some manner of default. The only real question is …


The Chinese Can’t Kick Their Savings Habit

The Nies can afford to spend more. The couple live with their 5-year-old daughter in an apartment they bought in Beijing in 2009, when real estate …


China to slow as ‘migrant miracle’ ends

Endless flow of rural labour that powered three-decade boom is petering out


Graphic: which Premier League clubs are best suited to stronger opponents?

By John Burn-Murdoch and Gavin Jackson

Over a typical Premier League season we would expect any given team to pick up more points per match against …

English Premier League

Three things we learned from making a China migration choropleth

By Robin Kwong and Steve Bernard

The flow of labour from countryside to city in China has powered three decades of economic growth and engendered what …

Chinese Economy

Digital Music Couldn't Exist Without the Fourier Transform

This is the Fourier Transform. You can thank it for providing the music you stream every day, squeezing down the images you see on the Internet into …

Fourier Transform

China migration: At the turning point

A shrinking labour force from rural areas is driving huge economic change


An Even More Dismal Science

For the past 25 years, a debate has raged among some of the world’s leading economists over whether the nature of the business cycle underwent a …


Artificial intelligence is the next big thing for hedge funds seeking an edge

The glitzy skyscrapers of Hong Kong’s financial center stand in stark contrast to a dirty grey industrial building in the city’s run-down Kwun Tong district. Yet nine floors up, in an office bereft of any form of signage, a new artificially intelligent investor is taking shape.

This trading robot, …

Artificial Intelligence

How Filthy Is Your Beard?

A cost-benefit analysis of manliness and microbiology

Journalism is, at its core, a public service. This is why several days ago the reporters at Action 7 News in Albuquerque, New Mexico, decided to investigate just what, exactly, teems within the beards of the polity. They swabbed the whiskers of a …

Facial Hair