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Ex-UNHCR Head Ogata granted notable title

Ex-UNHCR Head Ogata granted notable title

November 19, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government Tuesday decided to grant the title of Junior Third Rank to Sadako Ogata, former U.N. high commissioner for refugees. Ogata was the first Japanese to hold the key U.N. post. She died Oct. 22. “She represented Japan

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INTERVIEW: Japanese Cardinal Pins High Hopes on Pope’s Visit

November 18, 2019

Osaka- Japanese cardinal Manyo Maeda has voiced his strong hope for Pope Francis to issue a strong message for the total abolition of nuclear weapons during his visit to Japan on Nov. 23-26. “The pope is expected to say ‘no’

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FOCUS: State funding for Daijosai rite draws criticism from experts

November 15, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government’s decision to finance the latest “Daijosai” key Imperial ceremony with state funds, as it did for the previous such event, has faced criticism from experts claiming the move was taken with undue speed in order to avoid

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Emperor performs “Daijosai” grand thanksgiving ceremony

November 15, 2019

Tokyo–“Daijokyu-no-Gi,” the centerpiece of the “Daijosai” grand thanksgiving ceremony related to the enthronement of Japanese Emperor Naruhito, took place at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo from Thursday evening through early Friday. Emperor Naruhito, who assumed the throne on May 1,

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SEA Games organizers start selling merchandise, memorabilla

November 11, 2019

Organizers of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) announced selling of merchandise and memorabilia for the multi-sport event fans and supporters.  In line with the government’s effort to promote the 30th Sea Games, a small pop-up activity  was set

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Japan’s Takagi wins Geneva Composition prize

November 9, 2019

Berlin–Hinako Takagi, a 30-year-old assistant at Osaka College of Music, won the top composition prize at the 2019 Geneva International Music Competition on Friday, along with a Colombian contestant. Takagi, who is from Amagasaki in the western Japan prefecture of

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”Babymetal” performing in Pulp Summer Slam XX next year

November 8, 2019

One of Japan’s famous rock metal bands is coming to the Philippines for the first time. In a tweet last Thursday, Japanese kawaii metal band “Babymetal” confirmed that they are one of the performers for next year’s Pulp Summer Slam

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Dulaang UP presents: Fuente Ovejuna

November 6, 2019

“Then since every one of us feels degraded and dishonored, can we not act together? We are all equally affronted and yet we hesitate to take a just revenge.” – Esteban, mayor of Fuente Ovejuna Fuente Ovejuna, written by renowned

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