MANILA – Japan’s famous Menya Kokoro has finally opened their first mazesoba shop in Philippines. The branch is located at the bustling and beautiful Uptown Mall in Taguig. The restaurant was first opened by Chef Takuma Ishikawa shop in 2013. And after just one year later, Menya Kokoro received the Best Mazesoba Award in Japan. Menya Kokoro has already expanded to other countries including Canada, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore. Now us


Several plastic bags have been discovered in the stomachs of over half of the 14 wild deer which have been dead since March at the Nara Park in western Japan and have been pushed to guard the local government. Nine deer have died after swallowing plastic bags, according to the Nara Deer Preservation Foundation. A lot of plastic litter and snacks have been tangled and the highest weight is 4.3


MANILA, Philippines — According to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Governor Benjamin Diokno.The Philippines has entered a “Goldilocks” economy with the right mix of high economic growth and low inflation. Diokno, during a speech during the Wallace Business Forum (WBF), stated the Philippine economy has entered a state of having “just the right” mix of high growth and low inflation. “In other words, ladies and gentlemen, the Philippine economy continues to

Shinzō Abe and Rodrigo Duterte

Both governments of Japan and the Philippines engaged a $202.04-million loan agreement to finance the development a road network in conflict areas in Mindanao. A statement on Wednesday by the Department of Finance (DOF) stated Philippine and Japanese officials signed the loan accord in New Clark City late Tuesday. The arrangement calls for Japan to provide an official development assistance loan for the construction and improvement of roads in Mindanao’s

California earth quake

TOKYO, Japan – There were at least 15 people were incapacitated after a magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck Japan’s northeastern region late Tuesday, authorities stated early Wednesday. Japan’s Meteorological Agency advised of potential landslides and collapse of houses, and said there was a chance of more quakes of similar levels hitting Yamagata and Niigata prefectures over the following week. It also forecast rain in part of the region on Wednesday. Nine individuals

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako

President Duterte invited Japan Emperor Naruhito and his wife Empress Masako to visit the country, Malacañang stated on Monday. Rodrigo Duterte stretched the invitation during his bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this week in Tokyo, where he attended the Nikkei’s 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia. Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a statement, “The President likewise conveyed the best wishes of the Filipino

Shinzō Abe and Rodrigo Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – Japan remains “a friend closer than a brother” in spite of the Philippines pivot to its non-traditional allies, Malacañang stated. Following President Rodrigo Duterte’s successful bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his four-day working visit in Japan. Duterte and Abe met at the Prime Minister’s Office in the Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo for a bilateral meeting on May 31. Abe, who considers

President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) grew on Wednesday as investors set aside wider implications of a protracted trade war between the United States and China and instead focused on President Duterte’s working visit to Japan. The PSEi by the closing raked up 0.47 percent, or 36.46 points, to 7,797.75, bucking weak sentiments across the region. The broader all-shares index was also up 0.31 percent, or 14.74 points, to 4,804.79. President


President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday gave out his sympathies to Japan and victims following a mass stabbing that killed a child and injured 17 others. Duterte, who is in Japan for an international conference, stated he was “outraged by this brutal attack against innocent young children.” He said in a statement, “I express my profound shock and grief over the mass stabbing incident, which regretfully happened in Kawasaki,” “On behalf

President Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Japan Tuesday night to participate in an international conference and meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo gave a statement, “We look forward to the President’s summit meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his working visit. Japan is our second major trading partner and one of the biggest official development assistance partners.” “We therefore expect that the President’s