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Ships set sail in Japan’s first commercial whale hunt in more than 30 years

Posted on Monday, 1 July 2019 03:10 PM | No Comments
Five small ships sailed out of harbor on Monday (July 1) in Japan’s first commercial whale hunt in more than three decades, a move that has aroused global condemnation and...

400 days to go: Tokyo previews 2020 Olympic Games with miniature models

Posted on Friday, 21 June 2019 11:01 AM | No Comments
Miniature models representing the 55 sports that will be on show at next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were on display in the Japanese capital on Thursday (June...

Xi, Trump hold phone conversation, agree to meet during G20 summit in Japan

Posted on Wednesday, 19 June 2019 05:13 PM | No Comments
Chinese President Xi Jinping held a telephone conversation with his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, on Tuesday at the latter’s request. Trump said he looks forward to meeting Xi again during...

Tsunami warning issued after strong quake hits northwest Japan

Posted on Wednesday, 19 June 2019 11:03 AM | No Comments
JAPAN — A strong and shallow earthquake struck Japan’s northwest coast around Niigata prefecture on Tuesday (June 18), triggering a small tsunami, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 9,000 buildings....

New law bans flying drones while drunk in Japan

Posted on Friday, 14 June 2019 10:38 AM | No Comments
JAPAN – Flying a drone while drunk could lead to a year in prison following the passage of a new law. The law aims to control the growing use of...

PH lifts 7-year-old ban on several fish species from Fukushima

Posted on Thursday, 30 May 2019 06:21 PM | No Comments
TOKYO, Japan – Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol on Wednesday (May 29) announced that the Philippines officially lifted the ban imposed seven years ago on the importation of several fish species...

Duterte in good shape, ready for Japan’s trip — Malacañang

Posted on Tuesday, 28 May 2019 12:06 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Questions about President Rodrigo Duterte’s health heat up following his performance at Sunday’s graduation rites for the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Mabalasik Class of 2019. Duterte arrived...

PH, US, Japan and India navies sail for maritime cooperative activity

Posted on Friday, 10 May 2019 02:39 PM | No Comments
The Philippines, United States (US), Japan, and India navies sailed together in the South China Sea as part of the maritime cooperative activity. This is the first phase of the...

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito officially takes up post

Posted on Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:07 PM | No Comments
Japan’s Emperor Naruhito formally invested on Wednesday (May 1) in a solemn ceremony which took place in the Imperial Palace in the heart of Tokyo after his father, Akihito, stepped...

MRT-3 rehabilitation project begins

Posted on Wednesday, 1 May 2019 02:05 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Tuesday that the Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) rehabilitation project has officially started on May 1. In a statement,...