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A Set of Nearly 40 Temporary Halls Built for the Daijosai Ceremony

November 14, 2019

Emperor Performs “Daijosai” Grand Thanksgiving Ceremony A photo shows “Daijokyu,” a set of nearly 40 temporary buildings where the “Yukiden-Kyosen-no-Gi” rite is being held, in the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. “Daijokyu-no-Gi,”


DOT says tourist arrivals surpass six million

November 11, 2019

The Department of Tourism (DOT) said Monday the number of tourists who visited the country this year surpassed the six million mark. In a statement, DOT said the Philippines received a total of 6,161,503 visitors from January to September, indicating


Japanese Finish 1st, 2nd in Belgian Saxophone Contest

November 10, 2019

Dinant, Belgium- Japanese saxophonists finished first and second in the seventh Adolphe Sax International Competition, held in Belgium through Saturday. Kenta Saito, 27, from Tokyo won the first prize, held in Dinant, southern Belgium, the birthplace of Adolphe Sax, the


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


”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


Japan Fiesta 2019

October 29, 2019

The ideal event for those who want to explore the Land of the Rising Sun!   Japan lovers rejoice as the fun-filled Japan Fiesta 2019 is coming your way! Happening on November 9 and 10 at the SMX Convention Center


DOT gets Japanese award for role in rehabilitating Boracay

October 25, 2019

The Department of Tourism (DOT) received an award in Japan in recognition for its role in the rehabilitation of Boracay Island. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Thursday received the Excellent Partner Award in recognition of the role of the DOT


Uniqlo TV Ad Withdrawn in S. Korea after Comfort Women-Linked Protests

October 22, 2019

Seoul- A recently released television commercial of Japanese fashion chain Fast Retailing Co.’s Uniqlo casual wear brand has been withdrawn in South Korea following a flurry of complaints claiming that it defamed so-called comfort women. While denying any intent to