The Daily Manila Shimbun


FOCUS: Japan Starts Discussing Measures against Pirate Websites

July 16, 2018

Tokyo- With the aim of protecting the copyright of manga and anime, the Japanese government has taken the measure of encouraging Internet service providers to block access to pirate websites that publish such works for free. The government believes that


People Have “Instinct” to Reconcile: Kazuo Ishiguro

July 4, 2018

London- Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro said Tuesday that he believes people have “an instinct” to reconcile. “I think individual people and individual families have an instinct to understand each other and reconcile,” the Nobel laureate in literature in 2017


Okinawa Entrepreneur Sees Discussion as Key in Peace Education

June 27, 2018

Ginowan, Okinawa Pref.- As nearly three-quarters of a century have passed since the end of World War II and wartime memories get more and more blurry, Japan is facing a challenge: how to help young generations learn about peace. An


Famas, Urian lauds TIU Film’s “Yield”

June 10, 2018

Yield, a film about child labor produced by TIU Films, won three awards from two film organizations during the last five days. In Sunday’s 66th Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) awards Yield won the Best Documentary and


INTERVIEW: Japan, U.S. May Enter “Delicate Time” over N. Korea

June 7, 2018

Washington- Japan and the United States may enter a “delicate time” depending on developments after the planned U.S.-North Korea summit on Tuesday, a U.S. expert has said. The policy of imposing maximum pressure on North Korea “will stay the same”


Lesson from Aum Crimes: People Can Be Easily Controlled

May 30, 2018

Tokyo- Freelance journalist Shoko Egawa says that a series of crimes by the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult in the 1980s and 1990s have left a lesson: People can be easily controlled psychologically. In January this year, the last remaining one


Ex-Japan Exchange Group CEO Regrets “Lost” 30 Years

May 29, 2018

Tokyo- As an executive of brokerage giant Nomura Securities Co. at the time, Atsushi Saito, 78, witnessed firsthand the financial turbulence following the collapse of Japan’s bubble economy in the early 1990s, shortly after the start of the soon-ending Japanese


INTERVIEW: Crime Victims’ Group Founder Voices Sense of Accomplishment

May 28, 2018

Tokyo- Lawyer Isao Okamura has voiced a sense of accomplishment just before the planned dissolution of the National Association of Crime Victims and Surviving Families, or NAVS, on Sunday. “The extent of crime victims’ participation in trials has widened dramatically