Trial begins in Philippines of U.S. Marine charged with murder

Mar 24, 2015

Trial begins in Philippines of U.S. Marine charged with murder

A U.S. Marine charged with murdering a transgender Filipino after allegedly discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel went on trial in a Philippine court Monday. U.S. security escorts brought Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, wearing handcuffs, into a heavily secured courtroom ...

Jul 4, 2014

Kawasaki trio arrested in sex-trafficking of woman

Three people from Kawasaki were under Metropolitan Police Department custody as of Thursday for allegedly trafficking a Filipino woman in May for sexual exploitation. It is the nation’s first sex-trafficking-related arrest, according to police. The police arrested Hisashi Nakamura, 66, who is apparently self-employed, ...

Elderly perked up by Filipino caregiver

Feb 25, 2014

Elderly perked up by Filipino caregiver

by Yugo Hirano

Laughter is often heard from some 40 elderly people who receive day care services at a care home in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, thanks to the presence of a Filipino worker. “When I speak in English, grandpas seem delighted,” Charito Ito said, revealing her secret ...

Oct 29, 2013

Filipino-Japanese face integration hurdles

The granting of Japanese citizenship, residency visas or working visas to Filipinos descended from Japanese who migrated to the Philippines in the early 20th century may usher in better lives for them and their families, but not necessarily without hardships and problems. Filipinos of ...

Aug 21, 2013

Tepco caused suicide, wife tells court

by Tomohiro Osaki

A suit opens against Tepco, with a Filipino woman from Fukushima Prefecture seeking about ¥126 million over the death of her Japanese husband, who committed suicide when his business faltered amid the nuclear plant crisis.

Jul 19, 2013

Nagoya court rescinds deportation of resident's spouse

The Nagoya District Court on Thursday overruled a deportation order issued to an illegal Filipino resident and said he can stay in Japan with his family. The 34-year-old man entered Japan in March 2006 on a short-term visa but stayed after it expired. In ...

Suicide prompts wife to sue Tepco

Feb 22, 2013

Suicide prompts wife to sue Tepco

by Masami Ito

The last words that a Fukushima dairy farmer said to his wife in the Philippines over the phone on the morning of June 10, 2011, was to make sure that she and their children ate well, stayed healthy and didn’t return to Japan. Later ...