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U.S. warship collides with tugboat in Japan

Nov 19, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold was participating in a scheduled towing exercise in Japan's Sagami Bay

Japan and the ASEAN: Economic partners

Nov 10, 2017 - 12:04 PM

As it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, the regional coalition continues to build stronger economic ties with partners including Japan

#PugadBaboy: No cutlery needed

Nov 07, 2017 - 11:00 AM

LIST: Horror crimes in Japan

Nov 01, 2017 - 8:09 PM

Heads found in containers, bodies found in suitcases, a subway gas attack – these are just some of the shockers in crimes committed in Japan

Dela Rosa on Undas, Japan invests in PH, Trump aides charged | Evening wRap

Oct 31, 2017 - 8:25 PM

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20 Japanese companies to invest in PH after Duterte visit

Oct 31, 2017 - 10:58 AM

If the 18 letters of intent are followed through with legally-binding deals, they will bring in P310 billion worth of investments to the Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the exchange of business letters of intent (LOIs) between businessman Manuel Pangilinan and a Japanese business leader during a ceremony at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo on October 30, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte hails 'golden age' of partnership with Japan

Oct 30, 2017 - 8:50 PM

During the Philippine President's second visit to Japan, business deals supposedly worth $6 billion are signed

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he interacts with the pupils waving the Japan and Philippine Flags before entering the Malacañan Palace on January 12, 2017. The Prime Minister of Japan is scheduled for a two-day visit to the country. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential PhotoPresident Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he interacts with the pupils waving the Japan and Philippine Flags before entering the Malacañan Palace on January 12, 2017. The Prime Minister of Japan is scheduled for a two-day visit to the country. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

Makeup, toys, gadgets, and more – here's what you can get at Miniso PH

Oct 17, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The inexpensive Japanese lifestyle brand is set to open many more branches in the Philippines

Ruthless Lewis Hamilton roars to Japan victory

Oct 08, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Hamilton stretches his Formula One championship lead over Vettel to 59 points with just 100 left to play for.

BIG WIN. Lewis Hamilton dominated from pole, steering his Mercedes to a crushing eighth win of the year. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Heat on Hamilton in Japan after Red Bull ambush

Oct 04, 2017 - 1:22 PM

Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari look to bounce back in Suzuka

2016 CONSPIRACY. Lewis Hamilton entered the Suzuka race last year with a foul mood that caused a 'Snapchat' row. File photo by C.L.DONALD LIM/AFP

Inagiku: Traditional Japanese cuisine with a seasonal twist

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:30 AM

This Manila institution has always been at the forefront of authentic Japanese cooking

Photo by Jonathan Baldonado

DOH, doctors say 'no need to panic' over Japanese encephalitis

Sep 13, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The Food and Drug Administration warns parents against buying the Japanese encephalitis vaccine online Only Sanofi Pasteur is accredited to distribute the vaccine in the country

VACCINE PLANS. The DOH is planning to administer Japanese encephalitis vaccine for free in 2018. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

DOH warns vs mosquito bites after 9 deaths from Japanese encephalitis

Sep 07, 2017 - 8:56 AM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says the figure is 44 lower than the same period last year

AVOID MOSQUITO BITES. The DOH issues a warning against mosquito-borne diseases. Graphics by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

Trump versus the rest as violent G20 wraps up

Jul 08, 2017 - 6:50 PM

US President Donald Trump remains at loggerheads with fellow leaders over climate change as the most fractious and violent G20 summit to date drew to a close ahead of fresh mass protests

ON FIRE. Protesters have set barricades alight on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, northern Germany, where leaders of the world's top economies gather for a G20 summit. Photo by Markus Scholz / dpa / AFP

#PugadBaboy: Dugo ng Shinobi 53

Jun 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Japan clears way for first emperor abdication in over 200 years

Jun 09, 2017 - 9:24 AM

UPDATED The unexpected move presented a challenge since there was no law to deal with an emperor retiring from what is usually a job for life

STEPPING DOWN. This file picture taken on January 2, 2016 shows Japanese Emperor Akihito waving to well-wishers gathered for the annual New Year's greetings at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Princess Mako not the first Japanese to lose royal status

May 20, 2017 - 9:01 PM

Since 2005 two Japanese princesses have taken the same path – marrying commoners and leaving the Imperial Family

ENGAGEMENT. Japanese Princess Mako leaves her home in Tokyo on May 18, 2017. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Japan kills 333 whales in annual Antarctic hunt

Mar 31, 2017 - 2:42 PM

The country s Fisheries Agency describes the mission as research for the purpose of studying the ecological system in the Antarctic Sea

WHALING. Japan's Fisheries Agency describes the mission as 'research for the purpose of studying the ecological system in the Antarctic Sea.' File photo by Sea Shepherd Australia Ltd./Glenn Lockitch/AFP

WATCH: Water cannon salute for TC-90 patrol planes

Mar 27, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The TC 90s from Japan complement the air assets of the ill equipped Philippine Navy

Man wants search results about his sex charges deleted, is rejected

Feb 02, 2017 - 2:55 PM

UPDATED Japan s Supreme Court rules against a convict who wanted to have articles about his arrest removed from Google search results

LOOK BACK: 75th anniversary of the Philippine Executive Commission

Jan 23, 2017 - 3:25 PM

During the Japanese occupation the Philippine Executive Commission was established with Jorge Vargas as its first chairman

THE JAPANESE YEARS. Philippine Executive Commission Chairman Jorge B. Vargas speaks to the Kalibapi in the presence of Lt. Gen. Shigenori Kuroda and Speaker Benigno S. Aquino, in the old Senate Session Hall in the Legislative Building, Manila. Photo from the Presidential Museum and Library

WATCH: A look back at Mindanao's Little Tokyo

Jan 14, 2017 - 6:50 PM

After Prime Minister Shinzo Abe s visit here s a glimpse of the history of Davao City s Japanese community

Japan's Abe adopts Philippine eagle, eats durian

Jan 13, 2017 - 1:22 PM

The prime minister names a young female Philippine Eagle Sakura

SAKURA THE EAGLE. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe adopts a female Philippine Eagle in the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte. Image by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

What will Duterte, Abe have for breakfast in Davao?

Jan 12, 2017 - 11:29 PM

In Davao City Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife will have breakfast not in some fancy hotel but in the house of President Rodrigo Duterte

SIMPLE WELCOME. This is President Rodrigo Duterte's home, where he will welcome Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and wife for breakfast on January 13, 2017. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Abe visit gives hope to Davao's Japanese descendants seeking recognition

Jan 12, 2017 - 6:13 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife will visit the community in President Duterte s home city where many 2nd and 3rd generation Japanese have remained since World War II

FAMILY HISTORY. Third-generation Japanese descendant Juseven Austero still hopes to be recognized as such by the Japanese government. Images by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Japan recalls envoy to South Korea over new 'comfort woman' statue

Jan 06, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Besides the recall of ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine Japan is ordering home its consul general in Busan and suspending discussions over a Japan South Korea currency swap

PROTEST. This picture taken on January 2, 2017 shows a statue (L) of a teenage girl symbolizing 'comfort women' who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, outside the Japanese consulate in Busan. File photo by Yonhap/STR/AFP

'Your Name' Review: An absolute joy

Dec 19, 2016 - 8:58 PM

Your Name blends its mostly disparate pieces with astounding grace writes movie critic Oggs Cruz

Trump, Duterte nudge Japan to new normal

Dec 14, 2016 - 1:32 PM

Abe’s diplomatic skills are put to a test by two leaders with a similar volatile temperament

Japanese tourist allegedly raped in south Indian town

Nov 27, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The suspect is a 25 year old whose family runs a handicrafts store in the tourist hotspot

Marcos prime minister Virata receives award from Japan

Nov 25, 2016 - 11:10 AM

Japan hails Cesar Virata for promoting friendly relations and developing economic cooperation between Japan and the Philippines

MARCOS PM. Cesar Virata, prime minister of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, receives an award from Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa. Photo courtesy of Japanese embassy

'Japanese Film Festival 2016' menayangkan 14 judul film Jepang terbaru

Nov 18, 2016 - 1:31 PM

Sebanyak 14 judul film Jepang terbaru yang diriis tahun 2015 hingga 2016 diputar di Cinemaxx fX Sudirman Jakarta 24 27 November

'Chihayafuru Part 1 dan 2' akan menjadi film unggulan di ajang 'Japanese film Festival 2016'. Foto dari JFF 2016.

Large waves drown tourist, locals in Bali

Nov 07, 2016 - 9:12 PM

The 3 were on a boat that was tipped over by large waves

Bank of Japan delays inflation goal in blow to 'Abenomics'

Nov 01, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The bank now expects to hit 2 inflation by March 2019 – 4 years later than its original target

Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda answers questions during a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo on November 1, 2016.  Tokyo shares closed higher November 1, reversing early losses on relief over a Bank of Japan policy meeting that ended largely as expected and better-than-expected Chinese factory data. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI

3 Japanese navy ships arrive in Manila

Oct 24, 2016 - 6:26 PM

The 3 vessels – JS Kashima TV 3508 JS Setoyuki TV 3518 and JS Asagiri DD 151 – bring 190 navy officials

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Here's what we ate at Yayoi, the new Japanese restaurant in Megamall

Oct 18, 2016 - 8:50 PM

At Yayoi order Japanese set meals – including miso katsu and teriyaki burger steaks – through touch screen menus

MISO KATSU TEISHOKU. At Yayoi, the main dishes are served with miso soup, vegetables, pickles, and rice. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco

Marc Marquez wins Japan GP, clinches MotoGP season title

Oct 16, 2016 - 2:01 PM

Marc Marquez wins his third MotoGP championship the youngest ever to do so in the premier class

TRIPLE CROWN. Marc Marquez wraps up his third MotoGP season title, winning for the first time at Honda's home circuit. Photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Jorge Lorenzo terjatuh di latihan ketiga MotoGP Jepang

Oct 15, 2016 - 1:32 PM

Pembalap Yamaha tersebut dibawa ke rumah sakit untuk CT scan

KEMBALI BERTANDING. Pembalap Movistar Yamaha, Jorge Lorenzo, kembali memasuki paddock setelah sebelumnya sempat terjatuh di tikungan kedua saat melakukan latihan bebas pada Sabtu pagi, 15 Oktober di Sirkuit Twin Ring Motegi, Jepang. Foto dari akun Twitter @MotoGP

Duterte to meet with Emperor Akihito in Japan

Oct 12, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is also set to speak with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his trip to Japan from October 25 to 27

MEETING SOON. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to meet with Japanese Emperor Akihito when Duterte visits Japan later this month. File photo of Duterte Robinson Niñal/Office of the President; file photo of Emperor Akihito by Imperial Household Agency/AFP

Japan big manufacturers' confidence at multi-year low

Oct 03, 2016 - 10:40 PM

Sentiment among big manufacturers drops to its lowest levels since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kicked off Abenomics in 2013

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda answers questions during a press conference at the headquarters in Tokyo on September 21, 2016. Japan's central bank on September 21 unveiled a surprise overhaul of monetary policy, promising to redouble attempts to fuel inflation and kickstart the torpid economy. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUT

Everything we ate at Sekitori, an awesome Japanese restaurant in Pasig

Sep 29, 2016 - 7:16 PM

Sashimi hot pot donburi ramen sushi rolls and more – name it Sekitori probably has it

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Lawmaker: Investigate atrocities during PH-US War, WWII, Martial Law

Sep 14, 2016 - 4:15 PM

House Resolution 339 also seeks to commend President Rodrigo Duterte for saying that the Philippines would pursue an independent foreign policy

FORM COMMISSIONS. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque files HR Number 339. Photo of PH-US War from Wikipedia, Filipino comfort women by Ted Aljibe/AFP, photo of Martial Law victims by Rappler

Weak Japanese growth puts pressure on Abe

Sep 08, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Economists are increasingly writing off Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe s more than 3 year attempt to cement a lasting recovery

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures to the media upon arrival at a meeting session at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane on September 7, 2016. The gathering will see the 10 ASEAN members meet by themselves, then with leaders from the US, Japan, South Korea and China. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN

Let's make Tokyo best Olympics ever, says PM Abe

Aug 22, 2016 - 12:02 PM

The Japanese Prime Minister meets with the country s Olympic medalists and urges them to make Tokyo 2020 the best ever Olympics

ON TO TOKYO. The flag of Japan is displayed after the flag handover during the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Japan's economic growth fizzles out in second quarter

Aug 15, 2016 - 10:09 AM

UPDATED Weak exports and a fall in business spending hurt activity from April to June aggravating concerns

A man walks past electric quotation boards displaying share prices on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (L) and the foreign exchange rate between the yen and the US dollar (R) in Tokyo on August 12, 2016. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Duterte willing to raise plight of comfort women with Japan

Aug 12, 2016 - 10:41 PM

But I cannot go there with a mindset because if I do that my language would be different Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says

PH-JAPAN TIES. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte guides Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida to the Executive Room of the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City on August 11, 2016. Photo by Ace Morandante/PPD

Japan eyes 'safe, punctual' trains for Philippines

Aug 12, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Japan s P110 billion loan for the Malolos Tutuban railway is one of the biggest Japanese yen loans ever

PRIDE OF JAPAN. This photo taken on June 8, 2016, shows a Shinkansen bullet train running in Tokyo, Japan. The Japanese train system is known for its safety and punctuality, an official says. Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Philippines, Japan to China: Respect the law

Aug 11, 2016 - 6:25 PM

The Philippines and Japan invoke and urge China to make sure that maritime security and the rule of law must completely and uncompromisingly be respected

JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr (R) shakes hands with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida (L) prior to their joint press conference in Davao City on August 11, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/AFP

Japan's top diplomat arrives, to meet with Duterte

Aug 10, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is also scheduled to meet with his Filipino counterpart Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr

JAPAN'S TOP DIPLOMAT. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is visiting the Philippines to meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. File photo by Nguyen Huy Kham/Pool/EPA

Japan approves huge stimulus for sluggish economy

Aug 02, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The 273 billion package which includes tens of billions of dollars for infrastructure spending is expected to be approved by parliament in September

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) sits with Finance Minister Taro Aso (R) and Economic Revitalisation Minister Nobuteru Ishihara (L) as they pose for photographers prior to a cabinet meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo on August 2, 2016. The Japanese government on August 2 approved a massive stimulus to boost growth in a economy under threat from a soaring yen, with funds earmarked to counter the impact of Brexit and a deadly earthquake disaster. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUT

Japan PM unveils $266B stimulus plan to boost economy

Jul 27, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives few details about the plan except to say about half would be fiscal measures

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech in Fukuoka on July 27, 2016. Japan's prime minister on July 27 announced a whopping stimulus package worth more than 28 trillion yen (266 billion USD) aimed squarely at boosting the wobbly economy, with the central bank widely expected to unveil its own measur. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUT