Aichi letter swaps deepen ties with Philippine kids

National | CHUBU CONNECTION Nov 30, 2015

Aichi letter swaps deepen ties with Philippine kids

Students in Aichi Prefecture are exchanging letters and pictures with children in the Philippines as part of a mutual understanding project led by a Nagoya-based nonprofit organization working in the impoverished nation. The International Children's Action Network, based in Naka Ward, launched the project seven ...

National / Politics | FOCUS May 15, 2015

Asia eyes Japan defense option

by May Masangkay

Since Japan has taken a major step toward defending other countries, nations in Southeast Asia are paying attention to the move as a potential way to rein in China's recent muscle-flexing. However, there are limits to what Japan's troops can do in Asia, experts say. "It ...

National Oct 1, 2014

Visa requirements eased for Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam

The central government has relaxed visa requirements for visitors from Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. The measure is part of a governmental bid to drive up the number of foreign tourists to 20 million a year by 2020, after hitting the previous target of 10 ...

Filipino woman meets Japanese kin for first time

National May 26, 2014

Filipino woman meets Japanese kin for first time

On May 16, a 73-year-old Filipino-Japanese woman from the southern Philippine province of Davao met her Japanese relatives from Okinawa for the first time ever. The meeting between Conchita Miyazato Basilan, a second-generation Japanese descendant in the Philippines, and four of her Japanese father's grandchildren ...