Filipinos in Japan - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Filipinos in Japan


Petalcorin battles Shiro for world crown in Japan

Dec 23, 2019 - 1:22 PM

Randy Petalcorin hopes to make the most out of his 2nd chance in a Japan fight

2ND CHANCE. Randy Petalcorin battles Ken Shiro for the WBC Light flyweight title. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Thirds to tour Japan with U.S. band Stars Hollow

Nov 05, 2019 - 8:46 PM

The punk trio is bringing their music to a wider audience

THIRDS. The punk trio is heading to Japan. Rappler Screenshot

PH boxer Taconing drops world title drive versus Shiro

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:52 AM

Filipino fighter Jonathan Taconing fails to snatch the WBC junior flyweight title from unbeaten Japanese Ken Shiro

DOMINANT. Japanese champion Ken Shiro (left) lands one against Filipino challenger Jonathan Taconing. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Palicte TKO'd by Ioka in world title bout

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Aston Palicte misses out on the chance to capture the WBO super flyweight belt after falling prey to Kazuto Ioka

NO WORLD TITLE. Japanese Kazuto Ioka puts on a masterclass against Filipino Aston Palicte. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Palicte vs Ioka fight – WBO Super Flyweight Championship

Jun 19, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Filipino Aston Palicte and Japanese Kazuto Ioka tangle for the vacant WBO super flyweight title in Chiba City, Japan on Wednesday, June 19

Palicte, Ioka dispute vacant world crown

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:01 AM

Filipino Aston Palicte vies to stop Kazuto Ioka as the favored Japanese bids to become his country’s first four-division world titlist

POWER. Aston Palicte (left) hopes to display his punching prowess versus Kazuto Ioka. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Filipina fatally stabbed in Japan

Nov 02, 2018 - 10:46 PM

(UPDATED) Japanese media identify the 48-year-old victim as Rowena Haga, who was reportedly attacked by her former boyfriend. Japanese police have the suspect in custody, the Department of Foreign Affairs says.

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Senate seals PH-Japan social security agreement

Feb 13, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The deal is expected to benefit an estimated 377 233 Filipinos in Japan and 17 021 Japanese nationals currently in the Philippines

Filipinos celebrate own fiesta in Japan

Jun 21, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Now on its 5th year the 2016 Philippine Festival is aimed to reach out to the over 240 000 Filipinos in Japan appreciating Filipino culture in a Japanese society

FILIPINO CULTURE. More than 100,000 visitors were present to witness the best in Philippine culture, craft, music, dance, and food. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

PLDT's digital pivot spills over to Japan

Jun 18, 2016 - 8:09 AM

The digital pivot won t stop at Tokyo It will continue in Hong Kong Singapore and Malaysia says the chief of PLDT Global

STRONGEST. PLDT's partnership with NTT will  help leverage its position against telecom giants KDDI and SoftBank. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Japan quake: Filipinos safe, says PH ambassador

Apr 15, 2016 - 2:16 PM

Ambassador Manuel Lopez says a Filipino was trapped under an automobile but has been rescued

KYUSHU QUAKE Residents walk through debris following a magnitude-6.2 earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on April 15, 2016. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

No Filipinos harmed in Japan floods – PH envoy

Sep 11, 2015 - 1:10 PM

Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel Lopez says at least 15 Filipinos in Ibaraki prefecture have been evacuated to safer locations

EVACUATION. Rescue workers transport evacuees in a rubber boat through floodwaters at Oyama in Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo on September 10, 2015. Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP photo

Globe-Brastel to provide affordable calls to OFWs in Japan

Feb 04, 2015 - 1:23 PM

The Globe Brastel partnership is seen to benefit overseas Filipino workers as rates for calls to Globe and TM in the Philippines would be half the cost of other offers in Japan

Japan sends Filipino-speaking aid workers to calamity areas

Nov 19, 2013 - 5:25 PM

Japan s medical mission in the typhoon hit areas comes with workers who speak the Philippines national language

BREAKING BARRIERS. Shigehiro Matsuda from JICA. Photo by Rappler