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111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man

Sakari Momoi, a 111-year-old Japanese retired educator, poses for a photo after receiving a certificate from a Guinness World Records official, left, in Tokyo on August 20. AP/KYODO NEWS

A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world’s oldest living man. Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records on Wednesday. He succeeds Alexander Imich of New York, who died in June at the age of 111 years, 164 days.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japanese street look in the sun


It’s summer in Japan, and 2bU street style photographer Ronan Capili had a field day finding sartorial standouts on the streets of Osaka

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

Shinagawa introduces beauty breakthrough in PH


With years of expertise in LASIK and aesthetics in Japan, Shinagawa is proud to bring in its innovative lineup of treatments and services to the Philippine market through its Makati clinic. Servicing both male and female clients, Shinagawa has grown in popularity starting with its top-of-the-line LASIK technology, which continues to attract a lot of satisfied clients.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Japanese manga now a film

"BLACK Butler” stars Hiro Mizushima and Ayame Goriki

For the first time, the popular manga series “Black Butler” has been turned into a live-action film starring Hiro Mizushima and Ayame Goriki.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Ninja’ bus tour set to kick off in Tokyo

This picture taken on July 16, 2014 shows a member of a pantomime group Gabez in clad of ninja performing in a sightseeing bus in Tokyo during a press preview for the new bus tour to enjoy ninja acts on the street and the ancient shrine. Japan's travel agency JTB will start the new entertainment bus tour with ninja performances in Tokyo from next month. AFP

Japan’s biggest travel agency is launching a bus tour with some decidedly homegrown touches — a flying ninja and sword-carrying samurai.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »