• Death by Overtime, Japan’s Work Culture Crisis

    In 1996 a 29-year-old Japanese male was reported dead as a result of a stroke, in the shipping department of Japan’s largest newspaper company. Cause of death? Karoshi. Translated as literally “overwork death”, this gentleman’s demise sadly was, and is still is not, uncommon for workers amongst his age...
  • Japan: A New Tourist Hotspot?

    Japan is an island rich in culture, history and nature. Animé, sushi, technology, cherry blossom trees, Samurai and temples are just some aspects that have filtered through to a Western imagination of the country. The East Asian island hosts something for everyone, and in the last few years this...
  • Preview – Stone Foundation

    Gracing the stage of the Glee Club on Thursday 1st November, Stone Foundation are a Midlands-based seven-piece band with a whole lot of soul. The band will be performing in Nottingham as part of their November UK tour, off the back of their most recent album Everybody, Anyone, which...
  • Travel Inspiration: Top Haunted Places in the World

    Whatever one’s opinion on the paranormal, everyone loves a spooky ghost story, especially in the run up to Halloween. So here’s a list of top five most haunted places around the globe for you to visit. Pluckley Village, Kent, England A village with as small of a population as...
  • Adventure Thrifts: Tokyo

    Much to the dismay of student travellers, Tokyo has recently been ranked as the world’s most expensive city. However, while studying abroad for a year in central Tokyo, I discovered various money-saving methods in order to spend as little yen as possible. I became a somewhat professional in saving...
  • A-Z Of Capital Cities: Tokyo

    Tokyo’s rich history began approximately five centuries ago, when the Shoguns moved their base from Kyoto to Tokyo. The new strategic position, originally named Edo, became the centre of politics and culture in Japan, and remained secluded from the rest of the world. During that time, distinctive types of...
  • Spotlight on Japan

    The endlessly fascinating country that is Japan remains an enigma to most Western tourists, despite its ‘closed’ period ending in 1868. The etiquette, language and customs are as foreign as can be, yet the kind, polite and humble nature of the Japanese people mean that such stark cultural differences...