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The young legend of Katherine Langford in ‘Cursed’
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Junyee 1st Mindanao artist to bag Gawad CCP award
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I biked to work: What it’s really like
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Designers, entrepreneurs form PH Fashion Coalition
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Anime characters immortalized in Japan
Five bronze statues of characters from popular animated films, including Tetsuro Hoshino and Maetel from “Galaxy Express 999,” have made...
A whole new different animal: ‘Half-ken’ dogs a hit in Japan
The fluffy puppy looks like a stuffed animal. The dog is a “half-ken,” according to a written description at the pet store, born to a Maltese father and a toy poodle mother.
Using a cafe as a canvas
TOKYO, Japan -- A leading stationery maker, Pentel Co., has opened a cafe and bar in Tokyo’s Ginza district where customers are allowed to doodle anywhere in the shop — on the walls, floor, tables and even replicas of world-famous paintings.
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More and more Japanese parents celebrate their child’s ‘half-birthday’
TOKYO, Japan -- One day in July, nine women with their babies gathered in a room in a condominium in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo. Each of the babies wore a toy crown with a sticker that had the fraction ½ on it. “You are all very cute.” “Happy half birthday!” The mothers congratulated each of the babies on their “six-month birthday” while taking a slew of photos.
Runners put beauty before sweat
JAPAN -- At RunGirl Night, a running event held in Tokyo in September, a 35-year-old company employee prepared for the run wearing lipstick, foundation and eye shadow. “I would feel extremely self-conscious if I was around so many other people without makeup on. After crossing the finish line, I want to look good in group photos, too,” she said.
Japanese grandparents taking leave to care of grandchildren
JAPAN -- Some Japanese companies have introduced special leave systems for employees so they can take care of their grandchildren.
A Japanese cafe for stuffed dolls by stuffed dolls
JAPAN -- A cafe where stuffed dolls entertain other stuffed dolls? Believe it or not, a cafe like this actually exists in Adachi Ward, Tokyo. Opened this summer exclusively for stuffed dolls, Yawarakan’s cafe is so popular it’s fully booked until the end of March. Inquiries have even come from overseas.
Cacao production on remote island finally yields Tokyo chocolate
Chocolates made from cacao cultivated in the village of Ogasawara on Hahajima island, a remote part of Tokyo, were unveiled earlier this month after difficulties were overcome in growing the crops. A launch party was held on Feb. 9 in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo.
LOOK: Messengers of early spring
Plum trees bloom at Kairakuen, regarded as one of Japan’s three finest gardens, on the first day of a plum festival in Mito on Saturday. Visitors saw about 3,000 trees that were halfway to full bloom — harbingers of an early spring. According to the park’s information center, many of the flowers will be at full bloom from late this month to early March, though the festival continues until the end of March.
9.14 million in Japan said to have ‘hidden’ metabolic syndrome
A research group from Japan's health ministry estimates that 9.14 million people nationwide have “hidden” metabolic syndrome, displaying multiple problems such as high blood pressure and high blood sugar despite not being overweight.
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