Japan to export first new defense radar system to Philippines

National Aug 28, 2020

Japan to export first new defense radar system to Philippines

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has signed a contract with the Philippines to deliver an air radar system, marking the first export of a new, complete defense product since Japan's long-held arms trade ban was eased in 2014, the government said Friday. Mitsubishi Electric will transfer four ...

At least 11 killed in bomb attacks in southern Philippines

Asia Pacific Aug 24, 2020

At least 11 killed in bomb attacks in southern Philippines

Suspected Islamic militants set off bombs in a southern Philippine town on Monday, killing at least 11 soldiers and civilians despite extra tight security because of threats of suicide attacks by Islamic State group-aligned rebels, officials said. Nearly 40 soldiers, police and civilians were wounded ...

MUFG to support Southeast Asian students in Japan amid pandemic

Business Aug 14, 2020

MUFG to support Southeast Asian students in Japan amid pandemic

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. said Friday it will donate a total of ¥400 million to support students from Southeast Asia who are facing difficulties continuing their study in Japan due to the economic fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic. The donations will be made ...

Philippines now has worst COVID-19 outbreak in Southeast Asia

Asia Pacific Aug 7, 2020

Philippines now has worst COVID-19 outbreak in Southeast Asia

Despite imposing the longest, strictest lockdown in Southeast Asia, coronavirus cases in the Philippines have now surged to almost 120,000, eclipsing Indonesia to become the region’s biggest outbreak. The country re-imposed this week a second lockdown on Manila and nearby areas to curb infection spread, ...

Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Rodrigo Duterte

Asia Pacific Aug 1, 2020

Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Rodrigo Duterte

Dozens of doctors' groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away patients. Eighty medical associations representing tens of thousands of doctors signed the open ...