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Tokyo fair showcases latest sex aids

A man looks at sex toys at a booth of adult goods at the Pink Tokyo 2014 sex toy fair in Tokyo on February 28, 2014. The latest sex aids are no longer simple gadgets, with many now digitised and linked to smartphones -- some manufacturers at a Tokyo fair even insist they are just like home appliances. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA

The latest sex aids are no longer simple gadgets, with many now digitised and linked to smartphones—some manufacturers at a Tokyo fair even insist they are just like home appliances.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tokyo governor election puts nuclear power to test

(FILES) This file picture taken on February 2, 2014 shows Japanese Prime Minister and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) President Shinzo Abe (L) delivering a speech to support former health minister and current candidate for the Tokyo gubernatorial election Yoichi Masuzoe (R) during Masuzoe's election campaign in Tokyo. Newspaper surveys suggest one-time television presenter and former cabinet minister Masuzoe has a commanding lead, despite his alignment with the government on the need to restart Japan's idled nuclear reactors. AFP PHOTO / FILES / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Voters in Tokyo went to the polls Sunday to elect a new governor in a race that was being closely watched as a popular verdict on the use of nuclear power.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tokyo fire stops bullet trains, strands holidaymakers

Firefighters spray water following a fire in a commercial building next to railway tracks near the Tokyo station on January 3, 2013. A fire near the Tokyo station stopped Japan's bullet train system on January 3, stalling tens thousands of passengers as they start returning home from New Year holidays.   AFP

A fire near a central Tokyo station threw parts of Japan’s bullet train system into chaos on Friday, as tens of thousands of passengers tried to return home from New Year holidays.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Aquino conferred honorary doctorate by Tokyo university

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, left, speaks as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens during the joint press conference at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. AP

President Aquino received an honorary doctorate degree from Sophia University on Friday, the third Philippine leader to be conferred such an honorary title from the Jesuit-run institution.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Volcano raises new island far south of Japan

In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 photo released by Japan Coast Guard, smoke billows from a new island off the coast of Nishinoshima, seen left above, a small, uninhabited island in the Ogasawara chain, far south of Tokyo. The Japan Coast Guard and earthquake experts said a volcanic eruption has raised the new island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo. AP

The Japanese coast guard and earthquake experts say a volcanic eruption has raised a new island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

McDonald’s Japan ‘sorry’ over homeless ban

Customers buy fast food at a McDonalds restaurant in Tokyo on February 14, 2011. AFP FILE PHOTO

McDonald’s Japan issued an apology Friday after it was revealed one of its outlets had posted a notice banning homeless people for more than a year.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Zombies’ swarm Tokyo Tower in Halloween stunt

Participants wearing zombie makeup, perform during a Halloween event at Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

A zombie swarm in Tokyo? Why not, it’s Halloween.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan tsunami ship to be scrapped

In this March 13, 2011 file photo, a ship washed away by a tsunami sits amid debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture after Japan's biggest recorded earthquake hit its eastern coast. Last week, the city announced it will be torn down after a heated debate and citywide vote. AP

A fishing boat that was swept far inland by the 2011 tsunami in Japan and became one of the most poignant symbols of the disaster is to be scrapped, authorities said Tuesday.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Elderly shoplifters outstrip teenagers in Tokyo

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The number of elderly people caught shoplifting in Japan’s capital city has outstripped that of teenagers for the first time since records began, a report said Monday.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Top Filipino cue artists ready for Japan Open

Billiards masters Efren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco “Django” Bustamante will spearhead the Philippine campaign in the Japan Open 10-ball on July 13 to 15 in Tokyo, Japan.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in CDN - Sports,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

7.2 earthquake shakes northern Japan-USGS

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A major 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Japan on Friday, seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Posted: April 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Snow forces 3,400 to spend night at Tokyo airport

Passengers sit and sleep on the floor as they wait for flights, many of which were delayed or canceled due to heavy snowfall, at Narita International Airport, outside of Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013. This winter's first snow in the Tokyo area severely disrupted travel. AP Nick Ut

Tokyo’s Narita International Airport operator says 3,400 travelers spent the night in the terminal after snow caused airlines to cancel 71 flights.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tsunami alert after 7.3-magnitude quake rocks Japan

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Japanese authorities issued a tsunami alert for the northeast coast Friday after a powerful 7.3-magnitude undersea earthquake struck, setting buildings in Tokyo swaying violently.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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  • DPWH allots P1.2 trillion for PH roads
  • Sports

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  • Lifestyle

  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
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  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • Entertainment

  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • ‘Community’ star happy with return of show’s creator
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  • Business

  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • PH seen to sustain rise in FDIs
  • Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months
  • Technology

  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
  • Milpitas, California kids wrap up a successful run of ‘The Wiz’
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