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How high the moon

AMP Big Band with musical director Mel Villena PHOTOS BY POCHOLOCONCEPCION

“Collaboration” was the catchphrase at the main show of the 2014 Tokyo-Manila Jazz and Arts Festival, held recently at the Rockwell Tent in Makati. The team-up of talented Japanese and Filipino musicians certainly didn’t disappoint, because it captured the very essence of jazz.   The event served as another creative bridge between two countries—transcending language, […]

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Should we be turning Japanese?

Locals in traditional garb love posing for tourists at the Golden Pavilion

The café is called Schooner, and after a week of unremitting ramen and sashimi—sold half price at a nearby supermart 30 minutes before closing—I was craving some distinctly Western food. A ham and cheese sandwich, perhaps a pizza, and Schooner sounded promising.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Solaire’s Yakumi holds weekend buffet

chef Norimasa
Kosaka; at
right, US

Solaire Resort and Casino’s signature Japanese restaurant Yakumi serves up a feast of Japanese specialties at a lunch buffet every Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-28 and Oct. 4-12, from 11:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Ben Chan has a new wonder—Chococros

LIGHTING fixtures that
resemble inverted cups and
saucers lend a whimsical
touch to the decor.

While visiting Osaka, retail magnate Ben Chan discovered Saint Marc Café. Instinctively, the Suyen Corporation chair and CEO knew that the concept would click in the Philippines.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japanese street looks


Photographer Ronan Capili captures more summer fashion inspiration on the streets of Osaka.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »