Japan state visit - updates

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Akihito visits Japanese troop shrine in Philippines

Jan 29, 2016 - 4:12 PM

UPDATED Akihito has made honoring Japanese and non Japanese who died in World War II a touchstone of his near 3 decade reign

HONOR. Japan's Emperor Akihito (R) with Empress Michiko (L) offer flowers at a monument where thousands of fallen WWII Japanese soldiers are buried, during a ceremony on a mountain top in the town of Lumban, Laguna province, Philippines, January 29, 2016. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Emperor Akihito: Not in his father's shadow

Jan 25, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Remembering and not forgetting is arguably the most important function of the Japanese emperor in a defeated country of ancestor worship

NAIA runways closed on January 26, 30 for Japan emperor state visit

Jan 25, 2016 - 2:02 PM

UPDATED Cebu Pacific and Cebgo have cancelled flights during the scheduled runway closures and offer guests free rebooking or refund

Photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

PH unemployment rate eases to 6.4% in April

Jun 09, 2015 - 5:05 PM

NEDA reports that 495 000 more Filipinos gained employment during the period reducing the total number of unemployed Filipinos to 2 7 million

epa04187359 Filipino jobseekers fill-up application forms during a job fair inside SMX convention center during Labor Day in Manila, Philippines, 01 May 2014. The Philippines' Department of Labor and Employment co-sponsored job fairs nationwide to mark Labor Day, in efforts to facilitate work opportunities for fresh graduates and other jobseekers. Labour Day, also known as International Workers' Day or May Day, is observed worldwide on 01 May. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

Uniqlo now sells San Miguel Pale Pilsen T-shirts

Jun 05, 2015 - 7:31 PM

The T shirt line is Uniqlo s second corporate collaboration in the Philippines following the launch of the Jollibee T shirts in May

Aquino: No better time to invest in PH

Jun 05, 2015 - 9:29 AM

President Benigno Aquino III tells Japanese businessmen that now is the best time to invest in the Philippines which has shown how much it can achieve in a short period of time under the proper reform agenda

Aquino: PH still mulling AIIB invitation

Jun 03, 2015 - 8:24 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the country s bad experience with the Northrail project and its territorial dispute with China have made him think twice about joining the China led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

(TOKYO, Japan) President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his keynote speech during the Nikkei 21st International Conference on the Future of Asia – Special Session at the Ascot Hall of the Okura Hotel for his State Visit in Japan on Wednesday (June 03, 2015). With theme: “Asia Beyond 2015: The Quest for Lasting Peace and Prosperity.” (Photo by: Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Aquino: PH-Japan ties 'global example of cooperation'

Jun 03, 2015 - 4:26 PM

Our bond has grown to transcend diplomacy and set a global example of cooperation and friendship that leads to security in every possible aspect President Benigno Aquino III tells Japanese business leaders

PH-JAPAN TIES. President Benigno Aquino III keynotes the Nikkei 21st International Conference on the Future of Asia-Special Session at the Okura Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, on June 3, 2015. Photo by: Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau