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His archrival is favored to replace him, according to media surveys.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his intention to step down due to his declining health, according to reports Friday by NHK and other Japanese media.Top Story: 8 Filipino Actors Who Married Into High SocietyThe Prime Minister's Office said the report could ...
 
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Good idea? Bad idea?
We’re learning a lot about how we work because of the pandemic. Lesson No. 1: We can do almost everything from home. Lesson No. 2: We can do all these things better while dressed in PJs. Lesson No. 4: We don’t need The Boss ...
 
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Yokohama builds world’s biggest humanoid robot.
In the port city of Yokohama, Japan you'll find the world’s largest humanoid robot that walks. Yes, the 60-foot (18-meter) Gundam robot actually moves. As we reported earlier this year, the 25-ton walking robot is scheduled to be unveiled this October.  This Gundam shouldn’t be ...
 
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The country has allocated a budget of $12.5 billion to revive its tourism sector.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shake the entire world, travel has been mandatorily put on pause. But as countries slowly reopen their cities and hold on to the hope of recovering, Japan is making a move in an effort to breathe new life ...
 
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The Prime Minister also expanded the state of emergency to the entire country.
The Japanese government is handing out 100,000 yen (around P48,000) to every single one of its citizens to help them cope with the onslaught of the coronavirus in the hard-hit nation.According to Nikkei Asian Review, the original proposal was to give 300,000 ...
 
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Better safe than sorry.
Traveling to Japan soon? If you're visiting the country in hopes to join in on the nationwide cherry blossom festivals scheduled this season, you may want to rethink your itinerary.In light of the growing COVID-19 outbreak, traditional spring festivals in Tokyo and ...
 
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The government had earlier imposed a travel ban on South Korea.
On February 27, health secretary Francisco Duque said the Philippines may include Japan in a travel ban to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Department of Health had earlier issued a travel ban on South Korea, preventing Filipinos from visiting the country.According ...
 
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The moving mobile suit will be 18 meters high and weigh 25 tons.
Time to suit up. The largest moving Gundam robot (called mobile suit) is being built in Japan and will be open to the public on October 1 in celebration of 40 years of Gundam.The robot will be 18 meters tall and supported ...
 
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There are certain style rules you need to remember.
Filipino fashion has become more adventurous in recent years, with designers exploring different elements that reference the past, present, and perhaps, even the future. While our local scene is prominently bold, the land of the rising sun is known for being the ...
 
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News outlets have reported that Don Quijote has expressed interest in opening in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
A favorite stopover and shopping spot of tourists when in Japan, Don Quijote is gearing up for an Asian expansion to boost sales. After successful launches of its first branches in Bangkok this February and Hong Kong in July, parent company Pan ...
 
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The premier Japanese department store first began as a kimono dealer.
Since 1824, millions have entered the doors of Harrods Department store in Southwark, London, which began as a draper's outlet. South of the U.K., Galeries LaFayette made its mark in fashionable Paris some 70 years later. Meanwhile, Bergdorf Goodman set the trends ...
 
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Tips for a trip to Nara, Okayama, and Himeji from a seasoned traveler.
Japan has long been a popular destination for Filipinos because of its beautfil temples, history, culture and food, among many other things. The country has also become less strict with its visa requirements to boost tourism. Tokyo is the common first choice ...
 
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The stuff of legends.
One of the most popular beer brands in Japan, Kirin Ichiban is the stuff of legends—literally.Kirin Brewery takes its name from the qilin, a powerful creature from ancient Chinese mythology that resembles a long-necked deer. It’s also referred to as the Japanese ...
 
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With the 2020 Olympics just around the corner, there's never been a better time to visit Tokyo. But with a little imagination, your trip to the land of the rising sun can include breathtaking scenery and wildlife. Here's how.
Think of Japan and chances are you conjure the polite chaos of Tokyo, the teaming crossroads and back streets of Shibuya where the air is lightly steamed with the sighs of the sushi bars and the sky flickers with the neon of ...
 
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Essentials you'll need on your next trip to the Land of the Rising Sun.
With the Japanese government relaxing its reins on visa requirements for Filipino tourists and businessmen, it’s imminent that a trip to the East Asian country is in your near future. If you’re looking to avoid overpacking and work on a must-bring list, here ...
 
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Your dream of working in Japan can soon be a reality.
Your dream of working in your favorite anime studio or Japanese gaming company, whether they're based in Tokyo, Kyoto or wherever else in Japan, can soon be a reality.Selected Filipino professionals can now officially work in Japan and get the chance to ...
 
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A favorite sushi joint from Sapporo, a tea spot run by two tea sommeliers, an art gallery at Louis Vuitton, and more.
A mere four hours away, Tokyo is a vacation hotspot for Filipino tourists. After a few visits, you might fall into the habit of visiting the same haunts. Refresh your Tokyo stay with these new options for your itinerary below:Recently opened establishments ...
 
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The luxury Japanese department store will bring in its exemplary food hall and iconic fashion and beauty brands, among many others.
Mitsukoshi representatives finally made the announcement official today that the high-end Japanese department store, which is the oldest surviving mall chain in Japan, will open its inaugural three-storey branch at Bonifacio Global City in 2021. The 17,000-square-meter mall, alongside a residential community, ...
 
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Award-winning restaurants, unique retail concepts, and festivals rooted in tradition characterize this Japanese city.
Newly opened establishments worth your attention A post shared by ?????? Hilton Osaka (@hiltonosaka) on Aug 7, 2018 at 3:55am PDTThe recent renovation of the second floor of The Hilton Osaka has introduced four new dining establishments. One of these new spots is ...
 
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A new twist on your sad beer shower.
If you've grown tired of regular beer showers—the kind where you drink an ice cold beer while standing in the shower—how about going for a beer bath? This one will actually have you lying in a vat of beer.As Us Weekly reports, the Hinotani Onsen ...
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