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Import Thirdy Ravena credits foreign athletes for development

Jun 26, 2020 - 9:32 PM

Thirdy Ravena, the first Asian import in Japan’s B.League, says playing with foreigners allows him to ’copy all their good habits’

CHALLENGE. Former Ateneo stalwart Thirdy Ravena has played against some of the UAAP’s top foreign players like UP’s Bright Akhuetie. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Japan-bound Thirdy Ravena on blazing new trail: 'Follow your heart'

Jun 26, 2020 - 6:42 PM

Touted as a No. 1 overall pick in the PBA, Thirdy Ravena decides to skip the previous draft to pursue an overseas career

NEW CHALLENGE. Headed to Japan, Thirdy Ravena says he loves being outside of his comfort zone. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NeoPhoenix boss in awe of Thirdy: 'He is like an American'

Jun 26, 2020 - 2:57 PM

San-en NeoPhoenix CEO Kenjiro Hongo says Thirdy Ravena is 'the best guy to be a part of our organization'

HISTORY. Thirdy Ravena becomes the first player to sign under the 'Asian Player Quotas' system of the B.League. Photo from fiba.basketball

Uniqlo Philippines launches online store

Jun 03, 2020 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATE) Uniqlo Philippines' online e-commerce platform is live

UNIQLO ONLINE. The Japanese retailer is set to launch its e-commerce platform in the Philippines. File photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

LIST: Sushi, sashimi shops open for delivery in Metro Manila

May 31, 2020 - 12:37 PM

Can't go wrong with Japanese food! These local restaurants and home businesses are selling their sushi rolls and fresh sashimi for delivery.

Sushi bake: What it is and where to get it

May 27, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Have you been seeing tins of this on your feed? That's sushi bake for you – the latest food trend taking home cooks and foodies by storm

Ippudo reopens for delivery in Metro Manila

May 07, 2020 - 11:42 AM

Now you can have Ippudo's bowl of ramen broth, noodles, chashu, and toppings delivered to your home from these 3 reopened branches!

Yabu reopens for katsu delivery

May 05, 2020 - 7:13 PM

Yabu's to-go katsu sets include the works – meat, rice, cabbage, miso soup, and katsu sauce!

California to apologize for World War II internment of Japanese

Feb 19, 2020 - 2:08 PM

More than 120,000 Japanese-Americans were sent to 10 concentration camps throughout western states and Arkansas during World War II after President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order

A sign explains the history of the WW II - era Manzanar internment camp, in Manzanar, California, approximately 230 miles (370 km) northeast of Los Angeles, August 2, 2015. Manzanar, which is now a National Historic Site, tells the story of the over 110, 000 persons of Japanese ancestry, the majority of which were American citizens, who were forcibly detained at ten such camps in remote and desolate parts of the US between 1942 and 1945. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo by ROBYN BECK / AFP)

LOOK: Ramen Nagi offers new Korean King Ramen

Feb 01, 2020 - 4:39 PM

Noodles, beef broth, egg, and kimchi – yes, please! Ramen Nagi's new Korean King Ramen is only available until February 15.

ONE OK ROCK is returning to Manila in 2020

Jan 13, 2020 - 12:23 PM

The Japanese rock band returns to Manila for a 3rd time

ONE OK ROCK. The band returns to the Philippines for a May 2020 concert. Photo courtesy of Pulp

Japan 75 years after Leyte landing: ‘Avoid war, value peace’

Oct 20, 2019 - 4:42 PM

Japan attends the 75th anniversary of the event that led to the end of their occupation of the Philippines during World War II

VETERANS. Filipino veterans attend the 75th anniversary of MacArthur landing on the Leyte gulf. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

The ultimate J-Culture experience awaits you this November at Coslandia 2019

Oct 15, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Coslandia 2019 will run from November 1 - 3 at the SMX Convention Center Aura, BGC

Photos, prices: Ooma offers new Japanese dishes on the menu

Oct 02, 2019 - 2:00 PM

From chirashi don, cheese katsu curry, to garlic steak – Ooma has new dishes up their crazy sleeve, available starting Wednesday, October 2

IN PHOTOS: Munimuni, The Japanese House in dreamy, intimate Karpos Live Mix 7

Sep 19, 2019 - 10:30 AM

The turnout was strong, not just in numbers – as if you need any more proof than the crowd singing the lyrics back to the bands in near-perfect harmony.

[OPINION] Projecting military power: Japan’s carrier fleet reborn

Jul 20, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Japan, together with the US, has an overwhelming superiority that is sure to keep Beijing in check...and which belies Rodrigo Duterte’s claims that China is more powerful than those arrayed against it

Keep calm and curry on: Yabu launches new dishes

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:43 AM

What's new from Yabu? Curry Cheese Gyoza and a different kind of katsu curry!

Japan's anime industry in crisis even as its popularity soars

Jun 16, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Japanese animators say that the industry is struggling due to a lack of animators, bad working conditions, and lack of creativity

Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of twin tanker attacks

Jun 16, 2019 - 8:43 AM

(UPDATED) 'We do not want a war in the region. But we won't hesitate to deal with any threat to our people, our sovereignty, our territorial integrity and our vital interests,' says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

TO PORT. This picture taken on June 15, 2019 shows tanker ships in the waters of the Gulf of Oman off the coast of the eastern UAE emirate of Fujairah. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Trump arrives in Japan for sumo summit with Abe

May 25, 2019 - 4:56 PM

Japanese and US officials hail as 'unprecedented' the relationship between Trump and his 'golf buddy', Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the pair will again find time for a round to cement their diplomatic bromance

SUMO SUMMIT. US President Donald Trump waves next to First Lady Melania Trump upon their arrival at Haneda international airport in Tokyo on May 25, 2019. Photo by Koji Sasahara/Pool/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Japanese Breakfast, Phum Viphurit, Last Dinosaurs at Summer Noise 2019

May 22, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The 2019 edition is an ambitious step up from last year, considering its impressive and well-curated lineup of international acts

Knives found at Japanese prince's school desk

Apr 27, 2019 - 2:57 PM

The incident comes as Japan is preparing for the abdication of Emperor Akihito, the first monarch to relinquish the throne of the world's oldest imperial family for two centuries

PRINCE. Japan's Prince Hisahito (C), accompanied by his parents Prince Akishino (L) and Princess Kiko (R), chats with his mother at Ochanomizu University junior high school before attending the entrance ceremony in Tokyo on April 8, 2019. Photo by Koji Sasahara/POOL/AFP

Two more ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ live-action films coming in 2020

Apr 13, 2019 - 7:02 PM

Kenshin Himura returns to the silver screen!

WATCH: 'Kimi no Na wa' director releases trailer and poster for new anime movie

Apr 10, 2019 - 10:13 PM

(UPDATED) 'Tenki no Ko: Weathering With You' is directed by Makoto Shinkai, the man behind anime masterpiece 'Kimi no Na wa'

Over 5,000 sign up for free Japanese classes at Cebu City Public Library

Mar 27, 2019 - 8:25 PM

The library is also planning to offer Spanish, Mandarin, and German language classes, says reelectionist mayor Tomas Osmeña

Japan signs P41-M assistance to 5 local government projects

Mar 22, 2019 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) The projects will benefit communities in Aurora, Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao

SUPPORTING DEVELOPMENT. The Japanese ambassador to the Philippines, Koji Haneda, says the grants should help improve the living conditions of vulnerable sectors. Photo courtesy of the Embassy of Japan-Press

DOH to start vaccination vs Japanese encephalitis

Mar 19, 2019 - 6:30 PM

After the Dengvaxia scare and the measles outbreak, introducing the vaccine once again puts to the test the Department of Health’s efforts to increase immunization rates

VACCINATION EFFORTS. The DOH announces it will start vaccinating children in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Region, Central Luzon, and Cordillera Administrative Region against Japanese Encephalitis. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Filipino women search for Japanese, romantic porn on Pornhub – study

Mar 12, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The study, released last Friday, March 8, seeks to determine what female viewers were looking for aside from lesbian porn

Nearly 100 injured in Japan ferry collision

Mar 09, 2019 - 9:09 PM

It is likely the ferry hit a whale, as both humpbacks and minkes are often found in the area, a marine wildlife expert says

Japan's Arata Isozaki wins Pritzker prize, the 'Nobel' of architecture

Mar 06, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Isozaki is the 46th Pritzker laureate and the 8th Japanese architect to receive the honor. Winners receive a bronze medallion and $100,000.

JAPAN'S PRIDE. In this file photo taken on October 29, 2014 Japanese architect Arata Isozaki poses before a press conference at the "City Life office Tower", a skyscraper that was under construction in Milan. Photo by Giuseppe Cacae/AFP

Japan’s swimming star Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

Feb 12, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Eighteen-year-old Rikako Ikee hopes to overcome her battle with leukemia before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

SWIM QUEEN. Rikako Ikee makes a name for Japan as the 2018 Asian Games Most Valuable Player. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Japan's top diplomat visits Duterte in Davao City

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:35 PM

(UPDATED) Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono says Japan is ready to 'expand' support for the Mindanao peace process

Like China counterpart, Japan's top diplomat to visit Davao

Feb 08, 2019 - 10:49 AM

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono is set to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City months after a similar trip by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

TOP DIPLOMAT. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono is set to visit Davao City from February 9 to 11, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/ Rappler

Japan's wagyu beefing up to conquer the world

Feb 02, 2019 - 12:40 PM

The international profile of the famed, melt-in-your-mouth wagyu beef is on the rise

Ikigai: bold tips on how to live life to the fullest

Jan 29, 2019 - 3:07 PM

In a slump and in search of fulfillment? Here’s how to switch up your life

Abe vows Kim meeting to 'break shell of mutual distrust'

Jan 28, 2019 - 2:31 PM

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promises to meet with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un and restore diplomatic relations between the two countries

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a policy speech at the start of the extraordinary Diet session in Tokyo on January 28, 2019. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

5 missing after 2 U.S. military planes crash off Japan

Dec 06, 2018 - 2:22 PM

(UPDATED) One crew member has already been rescued and is thought to be in stable condition

CRASH. This file photo taken on July 15, 2014 shows a US Marine KC-130 air refueling tanker taking-off at the Futenma air base in Okinawa. File photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Philippines, Japan sign P18-billion MRT3 rehab loan deal

Nov 08, 2018 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) With this agreement, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says the government would finally be able to address the 'problem that is the MRT3'

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, on behalf of the Philippines, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) senior vice president Yasushi Tanaka, on behalf of Japan, signed Thursday the 38.1-billion yen loan agreement for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line-3 System Rehabilitation Project, which aims to improve the safety, reliability and level of service of the 16.9-kilometer light rail system with 13 stations spanning across EDSA. Also in attendance during the loan signing ceremony were Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda, JICA Chief Representative Yoshio Wada and Department of Transportation Undersecretary Timothy John Batan. Photo courtesy of Dept of Finance

PH, Japan finalize details of P18-billion MRT3 rehab loan

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:35 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The signing of the P18-billion loan agreement will be done on Thursday, November 8

Photo from Embassy of Japan

The secret behind MUJI's design as told by Kenya Hara, art director

Oct 28, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Hara talks about the popular household brand's design philosophy of 'emptiness' and what it means

Japan to accept 50,000 workers from PH under new hiring rules

Oct 20, 2018 - 9:45 AM

‘Japan faces an aging society and lacks labor force, while the Philippines is abundant with young labor force with great potential,’ Ambassador Koji Haneda says

Photo from the Philippine embassy in Japan

MUJI’s art director Kenya Hara is coming to Manila

Oct 11, 2018 - 6:31 PM

...and he'll be giving a talk at the De La Salle University

Japan has the world's 'strongest' passport, according to this index

Oct 10, 2018 - 8:22 AM

Guess where the Philippines ranks? Spoiler alert: We aren't in the top 10, or even the top 50.

'STRONGEST' IN THE WORLD. Japanese passport holders have visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to the most countries around the world. Shutterstock image

Finalists for the 2018 Asian International Children’s Film Festival to fly to Japan

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:35 AM

High school students from all over the Philippines submitted 3-minute film entries under the theme “Self-Responsibility"

LOOK: Japanese Navy flotilla visits Philippines

Sep 01, 2018 - 4:14 PM

The goodwill visit of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's Escort Flotilla Four at Subic Bay will be until September 5

Photo from Naval Public Affairs Office, Philippine Navy

Japan protests as reporter blocked from covering China foreign minister

Aug 30, 2018 - 6:36 PM

The Chinese foreign ministry excludes a reporter from the Sankei Shimbun from a media pool covering the start of a meeting between China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Japanese vice foreign minister Takeo Akiba

JAPAN MEETING. Japan's Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Akiba (L) shakes hands with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) at the start of their meeting at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound in Beijing on August 29, 2018. Photo by How Hwee Young/AFP

WATCH: Jake Zyrus stars in Japanese film with ex-KARA member Ji-young

Aug 24, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Jake plays the main character's best friend

JAKE ZYRUS. The singer stars in Japanese film Yaru Onna. File photo by Luigi Arce/Rappler

4 Japan athletes kicked out of Asian Games 2018

Aug 20, 2018 - 12:13 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Japanese basketball players are sent home for allegedly buying sex

SHAMED. Japan's delegation chief of the Asian Games Yasuhiro Yamashita bows during a press conference in Jakarta on August 20, 2018. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Japanese nurse may have killed 20 patients – media

Jul 11, 2018 - 5:27 PM

Ayumi Kuboki is arrested Saturday over the alleged murder of an elderly patient in 2016, but she tells police she may have killed up to 20 people, local media say

Japan urges N. Korea to jointly break mutual distrust

Jun 16, 2018 - 7:03 PM

Abe also expressed a readiness to finance denuclearization costs in North Korea.

PUBLIC INTEREST. This photo illustration taken in Tokyo on June 13, 2018 shows Japanese daily newspapers with front page coverage of the June 12, 2018 US-North Korea summit in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un. Photo by Martin Bureau / AFP