The Daily Manila Shimbun

 

Narita Airport to extend operations by one hour from late October

February 4, 2019

Tokyo–An agreement to extend the operating hours of Narita International Airport, near Tokyo, by one hour beginning in late October was reached on Monday. This will be the first operating hour extension at the airport in the city of Narita,

READ MORE

Governor, mayor may switch posts in Osaka elections

February 4, 2019

Osaka–Ichiro Matsui, governor of Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, has indicated the possibility of him and Hirofumi Yoshimura, mayor of the city of Osaka, running in Osaka mayoral and gubernatorial elections, respectively, if the polls are moved up to take place

READ MORE

Japanese anime film “Mirai” wins Annie Award

February 3, 2019

Los Angeles–Japanese animated film “Mirai no Mirai” (Mirai) by director Mamoru Hosoda won the best animated independent feature prize in the 46th annual Annie Awards on Saturday. The film is about a mysterious adventure that a four-year-old boy goes through

READ MORE

Japan govt to report new era name to crown prince beforehand

February 3, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government will report the new era name to Emperor Akihito and Crown Prince Naruhito before making it public April 1, informed sources said Sunday. The government thinks it desirable to let the new era name known to both

READ MORE

Abe defending labor minister for fear of resignation dominoes

February 3, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is defending embattled labor minister Takumi Nemoto for fear of a domino effect that may be sparked off if Nemoto resigns, informed sources say. Abe’s previous administration was short-lived, ending in September 2007 after seeing

READ MORE

MARKET EYES: Japanese brokers jittery over 10-day holiday

February 3, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese brokers are jittery over possible wild swings in domestic stocks after an unprecedented 10-day holiday break from late April, during which the Imperial succession is slated to take place. The Tokyo Stock Exchange and other stock markets in Japan

READ MORE

Wang wants improvement in Japanese sentiment toward China

February 3, 2019

Beijing–Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday stressed the importance of improving Japanese people’s sentiment toward China. During a meeting with visiting Japanese Senior Deputy Foreign Minister Takeo Mori, Wang said Chinese people’s sentiment toward Japan is improving, while that

READ MORE

NGOs selling Valentine’s Day chocolate for refugee support

February 2, 2019

Tokyo–Tokyo-based international nongovernmental organizations are selling Valentine’s Day chocolate gifts whose sales will be partly used for refugee support. In cooperation with a long-established confectionery maker, the NGOs are calling for assistance to refugees, saying that buying chocolate helps save

READ MORE