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WATCH: Ichigo and Rukia face a Hollow in 'Bleach’ live action trailer

Feb 21, 2018 - 5:08 PM

Many are wary about the live action movie adaptation, and understandably so

SHINIGAMI. In the new 'Bleach' live action movie trailer, Ichigo and Rukia face a Hollow. Screenshot from the movie trailer

Travel diaries: Discovering Isabela's rich history

Feb 18, 2018 - 11:30 AM

One of the north's biggest province is getting attention thanks to emerging tourism attractions

Japanese, U.S. astronauts on spacewalk to fix robotic arm

Feb 16, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The spacewalk is the first for Japanese Aerospace Agency (JAXA) astronaut Norishige Kanai, and the fourth for his US counterpart Mark Vande Hei

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION. This NASA image obtained February 2, 2018 shows the International Space Station viewed in silhouette as it transits the moon at roughly five miles per second taken on January 30, 2018 from Alexandria, Virginia. Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA/AFP

DOH on Dengvaxia deaths, Pimentel on Cha-Cha, LTFRB on new ride-hailing applications | Evening wRap

Feb 02, 2018 - 8:24 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Muji's new collection keeps it casual and cool

Jan 31, 2018 - 1:37 PM

The Japanese brand's trademark minimalist style is all over its Spring-Summer lineup

Duterte says comfort woman statue part of free expression

Jan 17, 2018 - 7:50 PM

'That is a constitutional right which I cannot stop. It's prohibitive for me to do that,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells MindaNews

CONTROVERSIAL STATUE. This statue of comfort woman along Manila Bay generated controversy after Japan complained about it. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cayetano: Japan ties at stake over comfort woman statue

Jan 13, 2018 - 2:01 PM

'You can't strengthen your relationship long term if you keep bringing up things that you think are settled,' Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says

CONTROVERSIAL STATUE. This statue of a comfort woman along Roxas Boulevard has generated controversy since it was inaugurated on December 8, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Tori Chizu: Comfort food with a Japanese twist

Jan 09, 2018 - 8:30 PM

You can't go wrong with rice covered in melted mozzarella cheese!

TORI CHIZU. The new restaurant serves plates of cheesy goodness. Rappler screenshot

7 of the best Japanese restaurants in Manila

Jan 08, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Craving for sushi, ramen, or tempura? Get your fix at these places

OOMA. The casual dining venue is among the best Japanese restaurants in the Metro. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Ex-porn star Sola Aoi gets married

Jan 04, 2018 - 5:05 PM

The actress talks about the marriage on her blog

JUST MARRIED. The newlyweds share a sweet moment. Screengrab from Twitter.com/aoi_sola

This Japanese chef is bringing Michelin-starred ramen to Manila!

Jan 04, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Delve into the mind of the man behind the world’s first Michelin-starred ramen house, Tsuta

CHEF ONISHI YUKI. The Michelin-starred chef brings his ramen to Manila. Photo by Jill Tan Radovan/Rappler

Japan’s discomfort with history and the PH dilemma

Dec 30, 2017 - 11:07 PM

Japan should just allow the Filipinos the liberty to commemorate their history the way they want to, while it continues to do some soul-searching on how to come to terms with its own past

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What's wrong with this statue of a comfort woman in Manila?

Dec 26, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Here are 3 issues surrounding the controversial statue of a comfort woman along Roxas Boulevard

CONTROVERSIAL STATUE. This statue of a comfort woman along Roxas Boulevard has generated controversy since it was inaugurated on December 8, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mumuso Haul: 20 gifts under P200

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Fair warning: you may want to keep all of these things to yourself

'Go home' drone seeks to stop overtime binge of Japanese workers

Dec 07, 2017 - 6:50 PM

The 'T-Frend' buzzes over those trying to work late, blasting out the strains of 'Auld Lang Syne,' a Scottish tune typically used in Japan to announce that a store is closing

Makati students, LGU employees to get free Japanese encephalitis vaccines

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Vaccines will be administered to local government employees until end-December 2017, and to public school students, Kinder to Grade 6, starting January 2018

PREVENTION. Mayor Abigail Binay on Monday, November 27, 2017, gets the first shot of the 60,000 free Japanese encephalitis vaccines the city government will provide to public grade school students and local government employees. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

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

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

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