Over 400 Pinoys expected home from Covid-hit cruise ship in Japan

MANILA — Over 400 Filipino nationals from the MV Diamond Princess are expected to arrive in the country on Tuesday night, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said as two flights…

Japan has no plans to postpone 2020 Olympics over Covid-19

TOKYO — Japan is not considering cancellation or postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games over the outbreak of a new coronavirus, Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee chief Yoshiro…

Filipinos Covid-19 positive in Japan climbs to 11: DFA

MANILA — The number of Filipinos onboard a quarantined ship in Japan who tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has climbed to 11, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)…

DOTr eyes Feb. 27 Metro Manila subway launch

MANILA — The launching of the Metro Manila Subway is set to be held by late February, an official of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Friday. “February 27 is…

Japanese firm plans to invest P40-B to expand operations in PH

MANILA — Japanese electronics firm, Murata Manufacturing, plans to invest PHP40 billion to expand its operations in the country, Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General Charito Plaza said Monday. Plaza…

3 Pinoys to be feted for bridging Japan-PH ties

MANILA — The Japanese government on Saturday announced it will confer decoration to three Filipinos who made their mark in bridging Japan-Philippines relations. Among them is Feliciano Torres, chairman of Yazaki…

Palace offers prayers to Hokkaido quake victims

MANILA — Malacañang has sent prayers to victims of the magnitude-6.7 earthquake, which hit the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan on Thursday morning and triggered landslides and power outages. “Our prayers…

Japan floods, landslides death toll rises to at least 112

TOKYO — The death toll from landslides and floods caused by widespread torrential rain across western Japan has risen to 112, with at least three others in a critical condition, public…

Palace condoles with victims of massive quake in Japan

MANILA — Malacañang offered prayers to victims of a massive quake that shook Osaka on Monday, killing three people and injuring hundreds of others. “We offer our prayers to the people…

3 dead, over 10 injured as 6.1-magnitude quake rocks western Japan

TOKYO — Three people have been confirmed dead, including a nine-year-old girl, and more than 10 others have been injured as a result of a powerful earthquake that struck Osaka prefecture…

Japan dethrones Chinese Taipei as Asian junior softball tourney champ

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna — Japan now holds the Asian Junior 19-Under Women’s Softball Championship title after dethroning erstwhile champ Chinese Taipei by a 4-0 shutout in the final at the Clark…

Jetstar Asia starts new direct Clark to Osaka flight

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga —  Jetstar Asia  announced  on Friday a new direct service from Clark International Airport to Kansai International Airport in Japan. Starting March 27, this year, Jetstar Asia…

Japan, US to play ‘lead role’ in bolstering reg’l security: Abe

MANILA — Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday night vowed to join the United States in maintaining peace and security in the region, during the closing rites of the 31st…

Japan vows to strengthen cooperation with ASEAN

MANILA — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to deepen cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in various areas such as maritime security, defense, trade, infrastructure development, combating…

PRRD arrival at Haneda Airport

Japan installs extra missile defense after N Korea threat to Guam

TOKYO, Aug. 12 — The Japanese Defense Ministry on Saturday finished deploying Patriot missile defense systems in the country’s south in anticipation of North Korea’s possible strike on Guam, the…

Evacuation orders issued as Japan’s northern regions battered by torrential rain

TOKYO — Torrential rain hit Japan’s northern regions of Fukushima and Niigata prefectures on Tuesday with the threat of floods and landslides leading to evacuation orders. According to local media…

Elephant kills handler at Japanese amusement park

MOSCOW — An elephant killed an animal handler at an amusement park in Japan March 12. The elephant, a 40-year-old, 3.5 ton female, flung her Thai mahout (elephant handler) Wichai…

1st LD: 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, no tsunami warning issued

TOKYO, — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 rocked Japan’s Fukushima prefecture at 6:23 a.m. local time, Japan Meteorological Agency said on Thursday. The temblor was centered in…

DFA: Filipinos in quake-stricken areas in Japan are safe and staying in evacuation centers

MANILA — Filipinos affected by the 7.4 magnitude earthquake that struck northeastern Japan Tuesday morning are safe with some of them staying in evacuation centers. The Department of Foreign Affairs…