The Daily Manila Shimbun


Famed author Taichi Sakaiya, known for “Dankai no Sedai,” dies at 83

February 11, 2019

Tokyo–Renowned Japanese author Taichi Sakaiya, known for the creator of the words “dankai no sedai,” or baby-boomer generation, died of multiple organ failure at a hospital in Tokyo on Friday. He was 83. Sakaiya, whose real name was Kotaro Ikeguchi,


International Dance Competition

February 10, 2019

Japanese dancer Mio Sumiyama, winner of the eighth prize, performs during the final of the 47th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, 09 February 2019. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers.



February 9, 2019

Several dancers, including Japanese Sara Shigenari (C, up), of The Grand Theatre de Geneve Ballet company, perform during the premiere of ‘Tristan and Isolde’ ballet at Cuyas Theater in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria island, Spain, 08 February 2019 (issued on


New York Fashion Week

February 8, 2019

A model takes to the catwalk presenting a creation by Japanese designer Tadashi Shoji during New York Fashion Week in New York, New York, 07 February 2019. New York Fashion Week for designer’s autumn and winter lines is being held


Circus Festival Second Edition

February 7, 2019

Japanese artists performs at the French Institute in Abidjan on February 6, 2019 during the second edition of the Circus Festival. AFP-Jiji Press

Manga Artist Attends “Alita Battle Angel”

February 6, 2019

Japanese manga artist Yukito Kishiro attends the premiere of “Alita Battle Angel” on February 5, 2019 at the Westwood Village Regency Theatre in Westwood, California. AFP-Jiji Press

Prince Hisahito to enter Ochanomizu Univ. Junior High School

February 5, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Prince Hisahito, 12, is set to advance to Ochanomizu University Junior High School in April, the Imperial Household Agency has announced. The prince, the third child of Prince Akishino, the second son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, and


Sapporo Snow Festival opens

February 4, 2019

Sapporo–The 70th annual Sapporo Snow Festival started on Monday, featuring a total of 194 snow and ice sculptures at three venues in the capital of Hokkaido, northernmost Japan. Two ice racehorse sculptures appeared in Odori Park, the main venue of