The Daily Manila Shimbun

 

Major Fukushima beach reopens after 7 years

July 16, 2017

IWAKI, FUKUSHIMA PREF.- Usuiso Beach in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, reopened Saturday to bathers for the first time in seven years since the summer before the March 2011earthquake and tsunami and the subsequent nuclear accident. Usuiso on the Pacific coast is one of the largest

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JICA launches photography competition

July 7, 2017

In time for the commemoration of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month this July, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) launched this week its first photography competition in the Philippines dubbed “JICA and the Filipinos: Images of a Better Tomorrow.” The photography

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Japanese picture books published in Vietnam

July 2, 2017

HANOI- A ceremony was held on Friday in Hanoi to celebrate the launch of a project to publish Vietnamese translations of Japanese picture books in the Southeast Asian country. People involved hope that the picture books will offer opportunities for children in Vietnam

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Sony to resume making vinyl records 

June 30, 2017

Tokyo- Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. said Thursday that it will make vinyl records for the first time in nearly 30 years as they are regaining popularity. The company, affiliated with Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony Corp. , has introduced a pressing

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Yoshinoya’s new “gyudonˮ said to curb glucose level rise

June 30, 2017

Tokyo- Yoshinoya Holdings Co. said Thursday that it will launch a “gyudon” bowl using extract of salacia, a plant that helps curb a rise in blood glucose levels, at its restaurants across Japan on Monday. The company hopes that the new beef-on-rice bowl,

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40 year old, “Gashaponˮ capsule toys attract adults

June 27, 2017

Tokyo- Over the past 40 years, “gashapon” capsule toys of Bandai Co. have remained popular with buyers keen to find out what are inside of the capsules. Toys in the capsules have shifted from simple rubber dolls to sophisticated artworks that

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Four-day United Nations tourism conference starts

June 21, 2017

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said holding the 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism in the Philippines can be used to attract tourists amidst the ongoing fighting  in Marawi City. Marcio Favilla of UNWTO said

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Mothers more respected than fathers in Japan

June 16, 2017

Tokyo- More children in Japan respect their mothers than those who admire their fathers for the first time since 1997, according to a survey conducted by major Japanese ad agency Hakuhodo Inc. Ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday, the result comes

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