The Daily Manila Shimbun


Japan’s Apa Group Opens 913-Room Hotel in Osaka

December 17, 2019

Toshio Motoya, fifth left, president of Japan’s APA Group and his wife Fumiko, sixth left, president of Apa Hotels & Resorts, cut the tape at the opening ceremony of a 32-story hotel with 913 guest rooms, one of the largest


Test-Ride Event for Self-Driving Bus Held in Osaka

December 16, 2019

Osaka City Bus Corp. holds a test-ride event for a self-driving bus for media in the western Japan city of Osaka, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.The affiliate of subway operator Osaka Metro Co. aims to start autonomous bus services within fiscal


Peak Season of Chrysanthemums

December 14, 2019

The harvest of chrysanthemums for New Year decorations is at its peak. At the Sunset Farm on the chrysanthemum farm, workers trimmed the red, yellow, and white buds that were swelling near the blossoming flowers. Work will continue until the


Smoke rises from Mount Aso

December 13, 2019

Smoke rises from Mount Aso, an active volcano, near the city of Aso in Kumamoto prefecture on December 13, 2019. – Mount Aso’s huge caldera dominates the southwestern main island of Kyushu, where the 1,592-metre (5,253-foot) volcano is a popular


PCOO launches documentary, magazine on anti-illegal drug campaign

December 11, 2019

The government on Wednesday launched a documentary film and a magazine tackling the anti-illegal drugs campaign of the Duterte administration, in a bid to address the spread of inaccurate narratives surrounding the program. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin


Yoshinoya to Launch Pokemon-Themed Menu Line

December 11, 2019

Tokyo- Japanese “gyudon” beef-on-rice bowl restaurant operator Yoshinoya Co. said Wednesday that it will launch a menu line themed after popular anime and game series Pocket Monster, or Pokemon, on Dec. 19. Yoshinoya outlets nationwide will offer the “Poke-Mori” menu,


Santa Claus at Sunshine Aquarium

December 10, 2019

A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume performs inside a tank at Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo, Japan, 10 December 2019. Sunshine Aquarium hosts a series of Christmas-themed events from 14 November through to 25 December 2019. EPA-Jiji Press

Despite failure to win in Miss Universe title, Palace lauds Ganados for representing country

December 9, 2019

Malacanang lauded on Monday Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados for representing the country in the Miss Universe beauty contest despite her failure to win the title. Ganados was only able to make it to the top 20 in the annual beauty