As fellow island countries, Japan and the Philippines share a friendship that is evident at the annual Philippine Expo, an event that draws more than 100,000 attendees every year.
Foodies will be delighted by the array of booths offering Philippine dishes such as adobo (simmered meat and vegetables), lechon manok (roasted chicken) and lumpia (spring rolls). Don't forget about the stage performances, though. Singer Beverly is scheduled to make an appearance on June 15 and major Philippines broadcaster ABS-CBN will bring out pop acts every day. (Yuki Yamauchi)