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YouTube cuts star Logan Paul from projects over his video of...

NEW YORK — YouTube on Wednesday punished one of its stars, American Logan Paul, over a video that showed a suicide victim in a...

Japan’s Abe extends condolences

PRIME MINISTER Shinzo Abe in his message on Monday, Dec. 25, to President Rodrigo R. Duterte said he was “deeply saddened and worried to...

Japan to train Filipino construction workers

THE Philippines and Japan have agreed to cooperate in training construction workers to help address a shortage in skilled labor in the Philippines. The two...

Trump says Japan would shoot North Korean missiles ‘out of the...

TOKYO -- US President Donald J. Trump said on Monday that Japan would shoot North Korean missiles “out of the sky” if it bought...

Japan pledges to help PHL rebuild Marawi

TOKYO -- Japan said on Monday it will help the Philippines rebuild conflict-torn southern Marawi City as well as other infrastructure in a deepening...

A creation of 1’s and 0’s

SHE WEARS extremely short skirts, sports blue pigtails to her knees and has the boundless energy of a playful puppy. During her 10-year career,...

Duterte begins working visit in Japan

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday, Oct. 30, will meet with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) President Shinichi Kitaoka regarding the Metro Manila Subway...

Duterte’s Japan agenda: infrastructure, Marawi rebuild

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s visit to Japan next week will tackle issues like infrastructure development, Marawi reconstruction, and security and counter-terrorism, officials said. The Department...

Duterte off to Japan ahead of ASEAN meeting

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte is scheduled to visit Japan on Oct. 29 to 31, according to a statement by the Department of Foreign Affairs...

Abe’s rival party leader offers centrist choice to voters

TOKYO -- Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Sunday her new party aims to offer voters a “middle of the fairway” choice, seeking to...

Philippines, Japan ink new currency swap deal

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has opened a new yen swap facility with the Bank of Japan...

Economic team to visit Tokyo ahead of November signings for Japan-ODA...

THE GOVERNMENT’S economic and infrastructure team will be visiting Tokyo this month to review the progress of infrastructure projects to be funded by the...

Conquering Fuji-san

By Lourdes O. Pilar, Researcher I HAD to hit the half century mark before I dared scale Mt. Fuji and fully realize what this Japanese...

Smackdown

Grand sumo champion, or "yokozuna", Harumafuji (L) of Mongolia somersaults over to lose his bout against Onosho of Japan (R) on the fifth day...

Japan picks ‘Wagyu Olympics’ winner…

SENDAI, JAPAN – More than 500 cattle paraded through a ring in northern Japan in the “Wagyu Olympics” to win prizes and renown as...

Davao City sending trade, tourism delegation to Japan

DAVAO CITY — The city government will embark on a trade mission to four cities in Japan in October to attract tourists and line...

Sea Shepherd pulls plug on Japan whale hunt

SYDNEY – Activist group Sea Shepherd on Tuesday pulled the plug on its annual campaign to disrupt Japanese whaling, saying it can no longer...

Applying Japan’s kodawari to a European restaurant

WHILE THE Japanese have made many contributions to world cuisine, few people realize the intangible contribution of kodawari, the Japanese concept of the relentless...

Director Ryota Nakano: Stories of life and death

SHE CLOSED her family’s bath house after her husband left her a year ago. She has to move on, and started to work in...

World’s northernmost coral reef in Japan bleached

TOKYO -- Bleaching has damaged the world’s northernmost coral reef in Japan, a researcher said Tuesday, the latest example of a global phenomenon scientists...

Philippines, Japan firm up infrastructure partnership

THE COUNTRY’S economic team and its Japanese counterpart moved to streamline infrastructure implementation as they firmed up the list of Japan-funded projects during their...

Tokyo votes in crucial election for Abe’s ruling party

TOKYO — Voters in Tokyo head to the ballot box Sunday to deliver their verdict on Shinzo Abe's ruling party after scandals sent support...

Visit Tsukiji: a ‘great wonder of the world,’ while you still...

IF YOU’RE VISITING Tokyo and looking forward to eating well, chances are you’ve been told not to miss Tsukiji, the oldest and biggest fish...

The secret world of Japan’s hidden Christians

IKITSUKI, JAPAN -- Japanese rice farmer Masatsugu Tanimoto doesn’t think of himself as a Christian, and you’d almost never find him in a church....

Winter lights

TRAVEL TO JAPAN does not have to be limited to cherry blossom time, as the country lights up with special illumination events during winter....

Traveling for the music

By Cathy Rose A. Garcia, Associate Editor Summer isn’t the best time to go to Japan — it’s hot, humid, and did I mention, scorching...

Of cherry blossoms and earthquakes

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman To see the sakura (cherry blossoms) in full bloom was the main reason we booked a trip to Japan in...

Japan wants foreign tourists to avoid ‘public flatulence’

TOKYO — A Japanese tourism board has called on foreign tourists to refrain from public “belching or flatulence” in an etiquette guide which was...

From ninja to elder statesman: Japan techno king Ken Ishii

TOKYO — Japan’s techno trail-blazer Ken Ishii rocks huge crowds the world over and leads a glamorous, jet-set life — but the superstar DJ...