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Man arrested over deadly arson at Japanese animation studio

May 27, 2020 - 11:51 AM

Japanese police formally arrest 42-year-old Shinji Aoba on suspicion of an arson attack on the Kyoto Animation studio last year that killed 36 people and injured dozens

Anime studio fire 'an arson attack,' Japan police say

Jul 20, 2019 - 6:44 PM

'We have determined that this is an arson attack... and murder,' says a senior Japanese police officer

ARSON. Residents pray for victims of a fire which hit the Kyoto Animation company studio the day before, killing 34 people, in Kyoto on July 19, 2019. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

'Hell' fire in Japan anime studio killed dozens trying to escape

Jul 19, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Eyewitnesses describe a fire that was like 'looking at hell,' after a man apparently doused the production company office in the city of Kyoto with flammable liquid and set it alight

INFERNO. Residents pray for victims of a fire which hit the Kyoto Animation company studio the day before, killing 33 people, in Kyoto on July 19, 2019. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

33 dead in suspected arson attack on Japan animation studio

Jul 18, 2019 - 2:45 PM

(4th UPDATE) A motive for the apparent attack remains unclear hours after the blaze. If arson is confirmed, the attack will be among the deadliest criminal acts in decades in Japan, where violent crime is extremely rare.

Overview of an animation company building which caught fire in Kyoto on July 18, 2019. A fire at an animation company in Japan's Kyoto on July 18 killed one person and injured dozens more, several of them seriously, a fire department spokesman said.  JIJI PRESS / AFP

Japan team transplants stem cells into brain to treat Parkinson's

Nov 09, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The research team at Kyoto University injects iPS cells – which have the potential to develop into any cell in the body – into the brain of a male patient in his fifties.

Legarda at COP23: 'We have to do both the difficult and the impossible'

Nov 17, 2017 - 5:05 PM

'The window of opportunity on achieving the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal of the Paris Agreement is fast closing and any delay will result in the irreversible,' says Senator Loren Legarda as she delivers the Philippine statement

CALL FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE. Senator Loren Legarda delivers the Philippine Statement during the High-Level Segment at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) happening in Bonn, Germany. Photo from Legarda's Twitter account

In Kyoto, ‘Sampaguita’ is for fashionistas

Sep 10, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The Philippines' national flower is also the name of a shop in Japan's old capital, selling elegant bags and hats made of Philippine fibers and assembled by Filipino workers

Japan 2017: 7 days for P40,000 and some change

Aug 23, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Here s how you can enjoy Japan on a budget

JAPAN BUDGET TRIP. The author Andrea Javier and her family at Universal Studios in Japan. All photos courtesy of Andrea Javier

Paris to Marrakech: 4 key things to watch at COP 22

Nov 07, 2016 - 6:33 PM

While Paris was considered a success in finally creating an agreement among countries on how to solve the climate crisis a lot still needs to be done The Paris Agreement is only the start of a much bigger work that awaits every country

Kiat jalan-jalan murah di Kyoto dan Osaka, Jepang

Nov 08, 2015 - 8:32 PM

Jalan jalan di Jepang selama seminggu hanya dengan Rp 8 7 juta

MAKE A WISH. What would you write on these blocks?

Serenity and mindfulness in Kyoto, Japan

Nov 01, 2015 - 8:41 PM

I a student of mindfulness finally found a moment of inner peace amidst all the chaos of the world

Credit scheme backfired, hiking greenhouse gases – study

Aug 25, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Researchers say a loophole in the Kyoto Protocol s Joint Implementation JI mechanism allowed countries to earn and sell credits for emissions cuts which were not real

This file picture taken on August 13, 2009 shows the Hazelwood power station as it billows smoke from its exhaust stacks in the Latrobe Valley, 150 kms east of Melbourne. Paul Crock/File/AFP

Dogs snub people who are mean to their owners – study

Jun 12, 2015 - 3:23 PM

Findings reveal canines have the capacity to co operate socially – a characteristic found in a relatively small number of species including humans and some other primates

CO-OPERATIVE BEHAVIOR. Animal welfare supporters walk with their dogs during a rally to raise awareness about animal welfare in Beirut, Lebanon, March 15, 2015. Photo by Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Lucio Tan’s solar power plant starts operations

Mar 26, 2015 - 7:33 PM

The Absolut Distiller’s P189M solar power plant in Lian Batangas is only the start as the tycoon intends to further invest in renewable energy

'Black widow' charged in Japan over death of husband no. 4

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:43 PM

Chisako Kakehi 68 who was arrested last month is accused of murdering her fourth husband Isao a year ago with cyanide according to major media outlets

Obama unveils $3B contribution to UN climate fund: US official

Nov 14, 2014 - 9:00 PM

Obama was expected to outline his pledge on the sidelines of the G20 talks as backers involved in the UN s Green Climate Fund prepare to meet in Berlin

US President Barack Obama alights from Air Force One as he arrives in Naypyidaw International Airport in Myanmar on November 12, 2014. Obama landed in the capital of Naypyidaw for a two-night visit after leaving Beijing, where he announced a major climate change deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping. AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU

Q and A: What’s at stake for PH in climate summit

Sep 21, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Philippine Climate Change Commissioner Naderev Yeb Saño talks about why the upcoming UN Climate Summit is crucial for the country and why the potluck system is not enough to curb climate change

‘Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno’ Review: A promise to keep

Aug 20, 2014 - 7:47 PM

Spoiler free Does the sequel to 2012 s Rurouni Kenshin live up to its promise to fans?

IN PHOTOS: Amazing 'Rurouni Kenshin' cosplay

Aug 10, 2014 - 4:58 PM

When the main cast and director of Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno came to the Philippines their fans went the extra mile to make their stay special

See the 'Kenshin'-themed jeepney, plus Takeru Satoh's 'Oro' moment

Aug 07, 2014 - 3:00 PM

On Day 2 of their visit Takeru Satoh Emi Takei Munetaka Aoki and Keishi Otomo are appointed cultural friendship ambassadors

3 things the Philippines can learn from Japan

Jun 07, 2014 - 10:53 PM

What lessons from the Japanese way of life can the Philippines learn?

The budget traveler's guide to Japan

Jun 07, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Experience Japan on a shoestring budget with these tips

DOTOUNBURI, OSAKA. Shopping options 'til late at night.

Building blocks missing for 2015 climate pact – ministers

Jun 07, 2014 - 11:20 AM

The Paris agreement is meant to set the cap on years of haggling among the 195 parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

A photo taken on October 31, 2013 in Haubourdin, northern France shows smoke from a factory. Photo by Philippe Huguen / AFP

Warner Brothers releases ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ sequel teaser

May 26, 2014 - 3:20 PM

Here s a treat for Kenshin fans

Rappler editor is Kyoto University research fellow

Feb 05, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Marites Dañguilan Vitug s 6 month research fellowship will focus on Reducing Inequality in the Philippines

Thai political protests paralyze more ministries

Nov 26, 2013 - 11:32 PM

Apart from the interior ministry most government buildings taken over had only a light security presence outside

PH groups hit rich countries for climate change turnaround

Nov 19, 2013 - 10:00 PM

A week into the climate change talks in Poland countries are reneging on pledges to cut carbon emissions

WATERED DOWN. Climate justice advocates call on developed countries to fulfill their targets for reducing carbon emissions. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

International Conventions on Climate Change

Nov 17, 2013 - 6:32 PM

International policies and initiatives that help address the climate change issue

Turning Japanese: Kyoto and Osaka on a budget

Aug 22, 2013 - 11:01 AM

Our writer fulfills her lifelong dream of traveling to the Land of the Rising Sun

OSAKA CASTLE. Experience this and more for only P1,000. All photos by Tanya Lim

Mega-quakes caused volcanoes to sink - research

Jul 01, 2013 - 9:45 AM

Massive earthquakes can cause distant volcanoes to sink according to research in Japan and Chile published on Sunday

This handout photo released on 02 February 2011 by the Kirishima city office shows the eruption of Shinmoedake volcano on Japan's southern island of Kyushu on 01 February 2011. EPA/Kirishima City Office handout

Doha indecision

Dec 10, 2012 - 10:31 AM

Doha resulted in a politically balanced outcome but it was far from addressing the climate crisis The struggle for climate justice lives on

UN climate deal passed in Doha, extended Kyoto accord

Dec 09, 2012 - 1:24 AM

The agreement seeks to combat climate change and extends the life of the Kyoto Protocol

Troubled UN climate talks enter final day

Dec 07, 2012 - 10:32 AM

The UN climate change talks in Doha are about to wrap up after a passionate appeal from the Philippines for action

Kyoto under the microscope in quest for new climate deal

Nov 29, 2012 - 2:04 PM

As the first phase of the Kyoto Protocol draws to a close the world will dissect its record for successes to emulate in the fight against global warming and pitfalls to avoid

A session at the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, November 25, 2012. Photo courtesy of COP18/ CMP8

Australia to sign up for Kyoto 2 - minister

Nov 09, 2012 - 8:49 AM

Australia is among the world s worst per capita polluters with a heavy reliance on coal mining and exports Most of its electricity comes from coal fired power stations