The Daily Manila Shimbun


New Year Ritual

January 12, 2020

Men and women receiving a blessing before bathing in ice-cold water during a ceremony at the Teppozu Inari Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, 12 January 2020. Men and women participants took part in the ice water endurance purification ceremony to purify


Coming of Age Day 2020

January 11, 2020

Students clad in kimono (traditional Japanese wear) attend a coming-of-age ceremony in the Kokugakuin university in Tokyo on January 11, 2020. Every January, Japanese turning the legal age of 20 celebrate Coming of Age Day, in which the new adults


Japanese musician on stage in Spain

January 9, 2020

Japanese pianist and conductor Mitsuko Uchida (C) of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra performs on stage during their opening night at the Baluarte Auditorium in Pamplona, Spain, 08 January 2020. EPA-Jiji Press

Nikkei Stock Average loses 370.96 points

January 8, 2020

A pedestrian walks past a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan, 08 January 2020. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost 370.96 points, or 1.57 per cent, to close at 23,204.76, following concerns after Iran fired missiles against US troops


Toyota plans to build a Prototype City

January 7, 2020

Toyota President and CEO Akio Toyoda (L) and Danish architect Bjarke Ingel reveal plans to build a prototype “city” of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan during the Toyota press conference at


Opening of the Morning Trade Session

January 6, 2020

Officials and guests attend the opening of the morning trade session at the Tokyo Stock Exchanges (TSE) in Tokyo, Japan, 06 January 2020. On the opening day of 2020 New Year trade, the Nikkei Stock Average tumbled over 400 points


Prayers Offered for Prosperity

January 6, 2020

Business people offer prayers for prosperity for their companies and the economy, during the start of the New Year at the Kanda Myojin Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, 06 January 2020. Thousands of people visit the shrine on the first business


Yokohama Marks 150th Anniv. of Beer Output by U.S. Brewer

January 5, 2020

Yokohama- This year marks the 150th anniversary of Japan’s first continual commercial beer production, in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, by U.S. brewer William Copeland, known as the father of the Japanese beer industry. Beer made in Yokohama has become well-known