Firm seeks to market e-trikes in Philippines

National Oct 10, 2013

Firm seeks to market e-trikes in Philippines

Japanese electric vehicles maker and distributor Uzushio Electric Co. is making a bid to distribute electric tricycles in the Philippines as the country implements a plan to replace 100,000 gasoline-burning, air-polluting tricycles by 2016. Tokushi Nakashima, head of BEET Philippine Inc., a local subsidiary of ...

School building opens for tribal Philippine kids

National Sep 27, 2013

School building opens for tribal Philippine kids

by Ronron Calunsod

A new school building funded by the Japanese government was recently opened for children of the B'laan tribe in the Philippines' southern island of Mindanao. Around 80 percent of the 10,000 residents in Mindanao's remote village of San Jose belong to the B'laan tribe, one ...

Business / Economy Sep 15, 2013

Philippines, Japan agree to increase flights

The Philippines and Japan have agreed to increase commercial flights between their countries to boost tourism and business, a Philippine official said. Carmelo Arcilla, executive director of the Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board, said the agreement to increase "the traffic rights or total maximum flight frequencies ...

Papers confirm U.S. planes patrolled around Spratlys

Asia Pacific Jul 30, 2013

Papers confirm U.S. planes patrolled around Spratlys

A classified government document seen by Kyodo News on Friday confirmed that U.S. Navy surveillance planes conduct routine maritime patrol to monitor activities in the disputed South China Sea. "(There were) confirmed flights of U.S. P3C Orion aircraft over the South China Sea especially (in ...

Asia Pacific / Politics | FOCUS Jul 14, 2013

Manila keeps eye on Beijing in South China Sea

The Philippines is keeping vigilant in light of China's "clear intent" to beef up its military presence in the South China Sea, particularly in a shoal located inside the Philippines' 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone, according to classified Philippine government papers seen by Kyodo News. "China ...

Basketball Jun 30, 2013

Japan cagers hold off visiting squads

by Ed Odeven

The Japan and women's national basketball teams recorded victories for the second time in as many days, leaving Sendai's Xebio Arena on Saturday with momentum. In the Saturday finale, coach Kimikazu Suzuki's team topped the Philippines 83-76. The visitors out-rebounded Japan 50-37. Big man Kosuke Takeuchi paced ...

Japan men, women triumph in basketball exhibition series openers

Basketball Jun 29, 2013

Japan men, women triumph in basketball exhibition series openers

Atsuya Ota, a Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix center, scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Japan men's national basketball team defeated the Philippines 86-67 on Friday at Xebio Arena in Sendai. Coach Kimikazu Suzuki's club is preparing for the upcoming FIBA Asia ...

National Apr 21, 2013

Japan to mull relaxing visa requirements for Southeast Asian tourists

The government will examine relaxing visa requirements to encourage more tourists from emerging nations in Southeast Asia to visit Japan, sources in the Abe administration said Saturday. The move comes as the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has determined it is necessary to lure ...