The Daily Manila Shimbun

 

Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo

April 2, 2017

TOKYO- Cherry blossoms in central Tokyo became the first to reach full bloom in Japan on Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said the same day. Opening of at least 80 pct of buds on the “Somei-Yoshino” cherry tree under monitoring in

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FEATURE: Daughter of refugee strives to build Japanese school in Vietnam

January 18, 2017

TOKYO- The child of a refugee from Vietnam is striving to realize her dream of building a Japanese language school in the Southeast Asian country. “My dream is to do something that would serve as a bridge between Japan and

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FEATURE: American aspires to fulfill childhood dream as geisha in Japan

January 17, 2017

TOKYO– In modern times joining the fascinating yet cloistered world of a geisha — even for young Japanese girls — is rare indeed. But if you’re a foreigner living in Japan with such aspirations becoming one of the traditional teahouse entertainers,

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Duterte shows Abe his “simple” life in Davao City  

January 13, 2017

DAVAO CITY – After seeing for himself the “simple” life of President Rodrigo Duterte and tasting the infamous durian fruit in Davao City, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left on Friday for Australia, the second leg of his four-nation trip.

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FEATURE: Shared living trends changing in Japan in response to residents’ needs

January 9, 2017

TOKYO– The face of share house living is changing in Japan as operators are stepping up efforts to meet a variety of needs among residents. A two-story share house in a residential area in the western Tokyo city of Chofu allows

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FEATURE: Century-old warehouse becomes must-see for vintage car enthusiasts

January 9, 2017

KOBE– A nearly century-old red brick warehouse in the major western Japanese city of Osaka has turned into a mecca for enthusiasts of vintage and classic cars in Japan, enabling visitors to get up close to pieces of motoring history. Glion Museum on the

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FEATURE: ‘Nature concierge’ introduces nature, wildlife of Shiretoko Peninsula

January 6, 2017

Kobe, Kyodo – The Shiretoko Peninsula in Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido is considered to be the last unspoiled region of Japan, home to a vibrant diversity of wildlife. At a hotel on the peninsula, which is located on the northeastern tip

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