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Japan’s Takagi wins Geneva Composition prize

November 9, 2019

Berlin–Hinako Takagi, a 30-year-old assistant at Osaka College of Music, won the top composition prize at the 2019 Geneva International Music Competition on Friday, along with a Colombian contestant. Takagi, who is from Amagasaki in the western Japan prefecture of


”Babymetal” performing in Pulp Summer Slam XX next year

November 8, 2019

One of Japan’s famous rock metal bands is coming to the Philippines for the first time. In a tweet last Thursday, Japanese kawaii metal band “Babymetal” confirmed that they are one of the performers for next year’s Pulp Summer Slam


Dulaang UP presents: Fuente Ovejuna

November 6, 2019

“Then since every one of us feels degraded and dishonored, can we not act together? We are all equally affronted and yet we hesitate to take a just revenge.” – Esteban, mayor of Fuente Ovejuna Fuente Ovejuna, written by renowned


Surigao City marks 75th anniversary of World War II battle

October 24, 2019

The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Surigao Strait with the theme of “immortalizing heroism” began in Surigao City on Wednesday. The first day of activities include parade and review at the city hall’s ground in the morning. The event


Japanese Emperor Naruhito proclaims enthronement

October 22, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Emperor Naruhito proclaimed his enthronement in a key state ceremony at the Imperial Palace on Tuesday, attended by about 2,000 guests including some 400 representatives from over 180 countries and two international bodies. The “Sokuirei-Seiden-no-Gi” proclamation ritual is the


Celebration at Japanese Embassy held for Albert’s conferment of Order of the Rising Star, Sun, Gold and Rising Star

September 27, 2019

On Wednesday, Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda welcomed Ambassador Delia Domingo-Albert, former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, at his residence to celebrate the conferment of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star. This is one of


INTERVIEW: “Anne of Green Gables” still popular in Japan thanks to freedom theme

September 6, 2019

Prince Edward Island, Canada–A grandchild of Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942), best known for “Anne of Green Gables,” a novel featuring Anne Shirley, a fictional red-haired orphan girl, attributes the best seller’s long popularity in Japan to the work’s


“Comfort woman” statue “missing” as another marker unveiled in Baclaran church

August 25, 2019

A “comfort woman” statue, which was removed last year along Roxas Boulevard in Manila following an apparent pressure from the Japanese government, has been allegedly missing. Movement for the Restoration of Peace and Order head Teresita Ang-See disclosed this after