Julian Ryall, The Telegraph

Julian Ryall

The Telegraph

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Past articles by Julian:

Japan discovers almost 7,000 islands it didn’t know existed

New technology is able to identify thousands more formations than the last geological survey in 1987 → Read More

South Korean children to start school one year earlier so they can enter workforce sooner

Parents and teachers argue that the plans will exacerbate childcare difficulties and impair children's development → Read More

Insult someone in Japan and you could face a year in prison

The law is intended to crack down on online abuse but critics say it could be used to prosecute minor insults → Read More

Abortion pill won’t be available to Japanese women without partner’s consent

Use of the drug would fall under the same rules that apply to surgical abortion, sparking criticism from women’s rights groups → Read More

All South Koreans are about to become one year younger – here's why

Incoming president will shave a year off the entire population upon entering office → Read More

North Korean roads begin to empty as nation runs out of tyres

Dwindling tyre stocks may soon start to impact the military and vehicles used by senior members of the regime → Read More

Dog meat could become thing of the past as South Korea considers ban

Traditionalists insist the meat is a key part of the nation’s cuisine that supposedly increases stamina and male virility → Read More

South Korea orders officers to undergo extra training amid fears women making police soft

A recent stabbing has reignited a debate on how effective women police officers are at tackling violent crime → Read More

Embarrassed, reluctant and fearful: How the Japanese really feel about the Covid Olympics

It was meant to symbolise a nation recovered from disaster but instead the Japanese are watching with trepidation, reports Julian Ryall → Read More

Police in Japan searching for missing British woman

Alice Hodgkinson, 28, from Nottingham, arrived in Japan in March last year and had been working at a language school → Read More

Japan fears spread of UK Covid strain after three new mystery cases

The new cases raise the possibility that it the variant is already spreading in the general population → Read More

Police in Japan arrest British man suspected of importing gummy sweets laced with ecstasy

Authorities said the drugs had an estimated street value of £1,550 → Read More

Japan’s feared ‘yakuza’ gangsters banned from Halloween festivities

The city of Kobe is looking to prevent the 'yakuza' from recruiting using good PR around the holiday → Read More

K-pop stars of BTS may be granted exemptions from mandatory military service

BTS are estimated to have earned £40 billion this year for South Korea → Read More

Japanese system to log reports of excessive bureaucracy crashes nine hours after launch

The complaint system logged thousands of emails in its first few hours → Read More

State-of-the-art face mask stops glasses misting, assists breathing

South Korea’s LG Electronics has developed a battery-powered face mask that solves problems that are common with conventional masks, including causing glasses to mist up. → Read More

Imminent release of child rapist triggers anger in South Korea

Hundreds of thousands have signed a petition calling for Cho Doo-soon to stay in prison after he was convicted of raping an 8 year old girl → Read More

Trump fell for Kim Jong-un’s flattery, Woodward claims in new book

Kim referred to Mr Tump as 'Your Excellency' and wrote 'love letters', according to the president → Read More

Amnesty probe reveals global business ties to Myanmar military units accused of human rights abuses

Investigation finds Myanmar military units accused of abuses have links to conglomerate with foreign business partners → Read More

Sudden outbreak of worms reported in South Korea's water supply

City officials believe that insects may have laid eggs in water treatment facilities as an urgent investigation is ordered → Read More