The Daily Manila Shimbun


Arrivals in July up 1.28% from year-ago, but receipts surge 58.22%: DOT

October 11, 2017

International visitor arrivals peaked at 568,035 in July this year, generating P 33,525.63 million in visitor receipts, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said in a statement Wednesday. Although the total visitor arrivals are 1.28 percent higher from July 2016 arrivals


87 year old street performer

October 9, 2017

Gilyak Amagasaki, center, an 87-year-old Japanese street performer, gives an open-air performance on Sports Day in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Amagasaki is a renowned street performer whose real name is Katsumi Amagasaki. Jiji Press

Issuance of “manhole cards” exceeds one million

October 8, 2017

TOKYO- A total of more than one million “manhole cards,” featuring pictures of manhole covers with unique local designs, have been issued in Japan since distribution began in April last year, a group promoting the collectible cards has said. “No


Author Ishiguro cites uncertain times behind his Nobel Prize

October 6, 2017

LONDON- Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro spoke of the present uncertainty around the world as a factor behind his winning of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2017 in a phone interview with Nobel Media on Thursday. “I think the


Japanese encouraged to wear sneakers to work

October 3, 2017

TOKYO- The Japan Sports Agency will encourage people to wear sneakers to work as part of a new project aimed at promoting exercise among the working population in their 20s to 40s. Under the project, starting next March, the agency


“Kimi no Na wa” to be remade into Hollywood live-action movie

September 28, 2017

TOKYO- Major Japanese movie distributor Toho Co. said Thursday that the megahit animation film “Kimi no Na wa” (Your Name) will be remade into a Hollywood live-action movie. Toho said it granted the right to adapt the film into a


Tokyo Game Show

September 25, 2017

Hundreds of gamer gathered in Chiba City for the Tokyo Game Show last September 21. The event with over 250,000 attendees, mostly men was present in the event. Some women were also present with beaming smile on their faces to


A full-size Gundam statue unveiled in Tokyo

September 25, 2017

The new full-size standing statue RX-0 Unicorn Gundam from the Mobile Suit Gundam UC anime is unveiled at a press preview in Tokyo last September 23, 2017. The 19.7-metre tall statue will be open to the public on September 24