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Japanese ‘samurai’ who fled to PH may be made a saint

JAPANESE tourists from Nagasaki admire the statue of Japanese “samurai” Ukon “Justo”
Takayama that stands at Plaza Dilao in Paco. Takayama, a Catholic, is expected to be beatified
next year. RAFFY LERMA

A Japanese samurai who lived and died in Manila during the early 17th century may be beatified next year, CBCP News, the official news service of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, has reported.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japan-bound plane forced back to Naia by smoke in cockpit

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An All Nippon Airways plane bound for Japan turned back for an emergency landing at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Friday after the crew detected smoke in the cockpit shortly after the plane had taken off from Manila, aviation officials said.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US, Japan, Australia deepen security ties

ASIA-PACIFIC COOPERATION  US President Barack Obama, Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands after agreeing to strengthen their military cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.  AFP

American, Australian and Japanese leaders on Sunday called for peaceful resolutions of maritime disputes, a day after US President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia as China contests disputed territory.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tesda to provide language training to health workers bound for Japan


The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) has agreed to provide Japan-bound health workers six months of language and cultural training to add more value to their skills.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos in Japan: True stories

THE AUTHOR, Kenshi Nishida and Dojin Okada

As a journalist, I sometimes suddenly stumble into strange worlds which are mind-boggling or heartrending. Such was my trip to Japan, my very first and only (as of this writing),—10 days, that was all—fraught with spiritual insights about, not the Japanese, but the Filipino.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »