Author: Mark Hiratsuka

Former Europe, Japan and Australasia Editor Mark Hiratsuka is an Irish-British journalist with a background in sports, technology, travel and science writing, occasionally all on the same page.

His work has appeared on the pages of the Guardian, BBC, IHT, Popular Science, Wired, Macworld, PC World, Gizmodo, a slew of airline magazines and many more besides.

He has also headed up a motley band of online publications, founded a mobile-specialist marketing startup and indulged in a few dabbles in published fiction.

Latest Posts

Japan to shoot lasers from the moon to solve power crisis

Japan to shoot lasers from the moon to solve power crisis

Simple really -- just cover our neighbor in solar panels and let the sun do the work
Japanese turn sex doll into dental-training robot

Japanese turn sex doll into dental-training robot

Tokyo university reveals realistic synthi-patient, claims "root canal" gags play no part in its appeal
Japan turns high-def up to 11 with new world-beating display

Japan turns high-def up to 11 with new world-beating display

Sharp and NHK produce first-ever LCD screen ready for Super Hi-Vision