Tag - the-philippines



Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 25, 2019
Alleged operator of illegal manga site arrested while being deported from the Philippines
Japanese police arrested a 27-year-old man aboard a plane Tuesday as he was being deported by Philippines immigration authorities, for allegedly operating an illegal manga-viewing website that hosted copies of popular comics such as "One Piece."
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 12, 2019
Japan's Mos Burger to open first restaurant in the Philippines
Burger chain operator Mos Food Services Inc. will open its first Philippines outlet by the end of March 2020, in partnership with a local dining chain.
Japan Times
Jan 23, 2019
Nursing skill tests for new visa expected to start in Vietnam and Philippines
The government is considering holding the first skills tests for foreign nationals hoping to work in the Japan's nursing sector under new visa categories in Vietnam and the Philippines, sources with knowledge of the matter said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Aug 20, 2018
Japan preparing to accept more caregivers from Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam
Japan plans to accept more caregivers from three Southeast Asian countries that have free trade agreements with Tokyo to help address the national labor shortage, sources familiar with the matter said.
Dec 27, 2017
Japan's Hotel Okura to open first luxury outlet in Philippines in 2018
Japan's Hotel Okura Co. will open its first luxury hotel in the Philippines next year as part of efforts to expand overseas, capitalizing on growing numbers of travelers to the Southeast Asian country.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 1, 2016
Former 'comfort women' protest Philippines-Japan military cooperation
Six Filipino "comfort women" who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II led a protest Tuesday in front of the Japanese Embassy in Manila to oppose enhanced defense cooperation with Japan.
Japan Times
Jan 27, 2016
Filipina 'comfort women' lead rally as Emperor Akihito meets Aquino
Six Filipino women forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II mounted a protest Wednesday near the venue where Philippine President Benigno Aquino welcomed Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the start of a state visit.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Oct 11, 2015
Osaka entrepreneur's improved coconut oil lifts Filipino fortunes
With the growing popularity of coconut oil-based health and cosmetics products in Japan, sales are strong at Cocowell Corp., which imports a traditionally made version of the oil from the Philippines.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 5, 2015
Tokyo, Manila eye 'visiting forces' pact to rein in China
Visiting Philippine President Benigno Aquino said Friday that Manila and Tokyo will start discussions on signing a "visiting forces agreement" that could allow Japan to use bases there to refuel aircraft and vessels.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
May 15, 2015
Asia eyes Japan defense option
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Apr 21, 2015
Relatives of Philippine leader Quirino recall 1953 act of forgiveness toward Japan
As the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II nears, one family in the Philippines remembers how their country and Japan re-established friendly ties after a tragedy that reduced parts of the Philippines, including Manila, to rubble and left more than a million Filipinos dead.
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.
Japan Times
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.
Apr 29, 2014
Alarm bells ringing in Asia
The deteriorating situation in Ukraine and rising tensions between Russia and the U.S. threaten to bury President Barack Obama's floundering 'pivot' toward Asia.
Dec 29, 2013
Abe takes fire from Philippine sex slave group
A group of Filipino women forced into sexual slavery during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in the 1940s has blasted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for visiting war-related Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.
Aug 13, 2013
Okinawa minister to tour ex-U.S. bases in Philippines
Cabinet minister Ichita Yamamoto may visit former U.S. bases in the Philippines next month to inspect how they were successfully converted into commercial zones, in hopes of applying their experiences to returned U.S. installations in Okinawa.
Japan Times
Jul 27, 2013
Sex slavery victims rally in Manila
Six Filipino former sex slaves staged a rally Saturday near the entrance of the Philippine presidential palace as Benigno Aquino III held a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Jun 20, 2013
New batch of Filipino health workers leaves for Japan
A new batch of Filipino health workers, pre-qualified to train for practicing their profession in Japan under a bilateral agreement, left the Philippines for Japan on Wednesday.


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