The Daily Manila Shimbun

 

Japanese Film Director Urges Brazil to Understand Whaling

August 27, 2018

Sao Paulo- Keiko Yagi, director of “Behind ‘The Cove’,” a 2015 film defending Japanese whaling, has called for understanding from citizens in Brazil and local media on the situation around whaling. In Sao Paulo on Thursday, Yagi held an event

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15.7 Pct of Japanese Subscribe to Video Streaming Services

August 27, 2018

Tokyo- An opinion poll by Jiji Press showed Monday that 15.7 pct of people in Japan subscribe to online video streaming services to watch movies. The survey found that 82.4 pct of respondents are not subscribers to such services. The

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EXCLUSIVE: British PR Agency Hired to Promote Tourism in Japan

August 27, 2018

London- The Japan National Tourism Organization has hired London-based public relations agency Black Diamond to promote tourism in Japan, informed sources told Jiji Press on Sunday. The move is designed to help the Japanese government’s tourism body communicate further with

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Japan House Fully Opens in Los Angeles

August 27, 2018

Los Angeles- A ceremony was held in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on Friday to mark the full opening of Japan House, a government-run public relations hub. “Japan House is an important asset for Japan and the United States,” Japanese Foreign Minister

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Woman Eyes Sustainable Dolphin Leisure in Amakusa

August 26, 2018

Amakusa, Kumamoto Pref.- Hiromi Takasaki, a 40-year-old nurse from Tokyo, has loved dolphins for as long as she can remember. While in high school, she learned about the aquatic mammal in a program at the Dolphin Research Center in the

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Nissin to Use Biodegradable Plastics for Noodle Packages

August 26, 2018

Tokyo- Nissin Foods Holdings Co. plans to switch packaging materials for its instant noodle products to environment-friendly biodegradable plastics, its president and chief executive officer, Koki Ando, said Friday. The shift “will be put into practice when costs fall,” Ando

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Air Guitar World Championships final

August 25, 2018

Finland- Nanami ‘Seven Seas’ Nagura from Japan celebrates winning the Air Guitar World Championships final in Oulu, Finland, on Friday, 24 August 2018. AFP-Jiji Press Nanami ‘Seven Seas’ Nagura.

Sony to Launch New Aibo Robot Dog in U.S.

August 24, 2018

New York- Japan’s Sony Corp said Thursday that it will sell its revived “aibo” robot pet dog in the United States from September, following its domestic launch in January. Sony aims to highlight its presence in overseas markets with the

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