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PH, Japan sign economic, other accords

THE Philippines and Japan on Friday exchanged notes on several joint projects aimed at promoting development in key sectors of the country. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs Enrique A. Manalo and Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa signed the agreements on: Consolidated Rehabilitation of…

Poison, War and Bunnies: The Dark Story of Japan’s Rabbit Island

THESE days, it’s hard to imagine a more adorable island than Rabbit Island in Japan. The island, also known as Okunoshima, is home to hundreds and hundreds fluffy wild rabbits, a haven that feels straight out of a cartoon. Fluffy Bunnies (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Tainted by War According…

Sea mishap

Missing US sailors found dead in ship damaged off Japan (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); YOKOSUKA, Japan -t- A number of missing American sailors have been found dead in flooded areas of a destroyer that collided with a container ship off Japan’s coast, the US Navy said Sunday. Seven sailors…
  • Published in World

Show of force

US warplanes fly off North Korea coast WASHINGTON -- US bombers and fighter escorts flew off the coast of North Korea Saturday in a show of force against its nuclear weapons program, escalating already sky-high tensions. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The hermit state’s foreign minister meanwhile derided Donald Trump…
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Japan’s Abe storms to ‘super-majority’ vote snap poll win

TOKYO -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stormed to a landslide “super-majority” in snap Japanese elections, near complete projections showed Monday, with the hardline nationalist immediately pledging to “deal firmly” with North Korea. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Abe’s conservative coalition is on track to win at least 312 seats with…
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The global jellyfish crisis in perspective

SEEN from high above, a jellyfish bloom is a single mass, a brushstroke on the ocean’s vast surface. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Zoom in closer and the streaks begin to resolve themselves, separating into hundreds of individual pulsing forms that resemble animated contact lenses with the transparency of grocery…

Mga tumalo kay Mariel, sa Pinoy nag-training

Naka-off pa rin ang comments section ng Instagram (IG) account ni Mariel de Leon na malaking tulong para hindi siya ma-bash ng mga Pinoy na natuwa pa na hindi siya nanalo sa katatapos lang na Miss International pageant. Ang dami kasing isyu ni Mariel noong hindi pa siya umaalis at…
  • Published in Showbiz

PH-Japan ties’ ‘golden age’

PRESIDENT Duterte declared that the Philippines and Japan are embarking on their “golden age of strategic partnership.” (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his part pledged maximum support for Marawi rehabilitation and fleshed out the details of the 1 trillion yen aid package or about $9…

Calasiao bids for Guinness Record at Puto Festival

CALASIAO, Pangasinan -- This municipality will bid for the Guinness World Record as it holds its annual Puto Festival next month. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Mayor Armand Bauzon said the record they would try to beat is that of Japan. Calasiao’s “puto” (rice cake) is dubbed as the town’s…

Crematory is booked? Japan offers corpse hotels

OSAKA, Japan -- The minimalist rooms at the Hotel Relation here in Japan ’s third-largest city are furnished with plain twin beds. Flat-screen televisions adorn the walls. Plastic-wrapped cups and toothbrushes are provided in the bathrooms. And just across the hall are the rooms where the corpses rest. (adsbygoogle =…
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