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What makes good ramen is the broth


Lately Metro Manila has been flooded with ramen restaurants—all of them claiming to be authentic and the best.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

‘We chased the cherry blossoms and discovered much more’

under blooming
cherry trees. PHOTOS BY

A plan to visit Japan suddenly came up one day and the universe conspired to make it happen.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Send your videos now for Asian International Children’s Film Festival


The Japan Information and Culture Center of the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, in cooperation with the National Youth Commission (NYC), is now accepting entries for the Asian International Children’s Film Festival 2014.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

Dengue fever strikes models in Japan

In this Aug. 28, 2014 photo, a worker sprays insecticide to get rid of mosquitos to prevent dengue fever at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo. Japan is urging local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases that were contracted at a popular local park in downtown Tokyo. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

A worsening outbreak of dengue fever in Japan has claimed its first celebrities — two young models sent on assignment to the Tokyo park believed to be its source.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

In this undated photo released by Fujifilm Holdings Corp., anti-influenza tablets fabipiravir are shown. Japan said Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as potential treatment to fight the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak. AP FILE PHOTO

Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »