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Japan anime giant Isao Takahata, 82

TOKYO — Oscar-nominated Japanese anime director Isao Takahata, who cofounded Studio Ghibli and was best known for his work Grave of the Fireflies, has died aged 82, the studio said on Friday. The winner of many awards domestically and internationally, Takahata was considered one of the greats of Japanese animated film and is often linked […] The post Japan anime giant Isao Takahata, 82 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineApr 9th, 2018

Japan anime giant Takahata dead at 82

TOKYO: Oscar-nominated Japanese anime director Isao Takahata, who co-founded Studio Ghibli and was best known for his work “Grave of the Fireflies”, has died aged 82, the studio said on Friday. The winner of many awards domestically and internationally, Takahata was considered one of the greats of Japanese animated film and is often linked with [...] The post Japan anime giant Takahata dead at 82 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata passes away at 82

Japanese anime director and Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata has passed away at the age of 82. According to Japanese media, Takahata died from a long term illness at theThe post Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata passes away at 82 appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Japan envoy hosts dinner for National Artist and ambassador

Metro Manila was due for a storm visit that night, but the foreboding weather didn't stop a few longtime friends from stepping out to a special dinner in the residence of Japan's ambassador to the Philippines. What they had in common? Japan holds a special place in their hearts. Industrialist Manolo Lopez was the Philippine ambassador to Japan for six years until 2016, a sojourn made significant by giant strides, which included the growth in Japan's investments in the country, the visits of then President Benigno Aquino III to Tokyo and dinner with Emperor Akihito, and the reciprocal visits of His Majesty to Manila. It was also during the posting of Ambassador Lopez that a coff...Keep on reading: Japan envoy hosts dinner for National Artist and ambassador.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

It’s a girl! Japanese zoo invites public to name new baby giant panda

Have a knack for naming animals? A Japanese zoo is inviting the public to name its newest family member, a baby giant panda that recently made her public debut this month. Born at 10:32 p.m. on Aug. 14 at Adventure World in Shirahama, Wakayama prefecture in Japan, the baby is the smallest of all giant pandas born at the park, weighing in at 75 grams at birth. Too small to drink from her mother Rauhin's breast, the baby had to be fed breast milk from a pump, and was kept in an incubator but regularly returned to her mother. Her weight and body temperature have stabilized, and the pattern of her black and white fur has emerged. She is expected to open her eyes in the coming weeks...Keep on reading: It’s a girl! Japanese zoo invites public to name new baby giant panda.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Let’s a not go! Nintendo wins Japan court battle over Mario street karting

TOKYO, Japan --- Nintendo said Thursday it has won a court battle against a popular go-kart operator that allows drivers to dress up as Super Mario and other game characters to zip through the streets of Japan. Visitors to Tokyo and other major Japanese cities are often stunned to see convoys of karts driven by people--- usually tourists --- dressed up as Mario, Yoshi, Princess Peach and other popular Nintendo characters buzzing around busy streets. Unlike many countries, Japan has no ban on people driving go-karts on public roads. But the court ruling looks set to bring such Nintendo-themed antics screaching to a halt. The video gaming giant said the ruling blocks the "MariC...Keep on reading: Let’s a not go! Nintendo wins Japan court battle over Mario street karting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

5 giant storms that have caused chaos around the world

September has been beset by stormy weather, from the US to the Philippines to Japan. See some of the storms that have swept the globe.WATCH: World's strongest storm this year hits the Philip.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

5 giant storms that have caused chaos around the world

September has been beset by stormy weather, from the US to the Philippines to Japan. See some of the storms that have swept the globe.WATCH: World's strongest storm this year hits the Philip.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Japan fisheries institute, Google to work on system to monitor illegal fishing

TOKYO --- The Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA) will work together with Google and others to operate a system to monitor poaching at sea, as an increasing number of foreign ships fish illegally in waters around Japan. The move aims to step up efforts to investigate marine poaching, because illegal operations by foreign vessels are believed to be one of the reasons behind recent poor catches in Japan of sanma saury and other marine products. The envisioned scheme will use a system called Global Fishing Watch, which was developed by the U.S. information technology giant and other entities. The system can display ships' positions and courses on a map, based on informat...Keep on reading: Japan fisheries institute, Google to work on system to monitor illegal fishing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Robotel: Hotel in Japan staffed by robot dinosaurs

The reception at the Henn na Hotel east of Tokyo is eerily quiet until customers approach the robot dinosaurs manning the front desk. Their sensors detect the motion and they bellow "Welcome." It might be about the weirdest check-in experience possible, but that's exactly the point at the Henn na (whose name means 'weird') chain, which bills itself as offering the world's first hotels staffed by robots. The front desk staff are a pair of giant dinosaurs that look like cast members of the Jurassic Park movies, except for the tiny bellboy hats perched on their heads. The robo-dinos process check-ins through a tablet system that also allows customers to choose which language -- Jap...Keep on reading: Robotel: Hotel in Japan staffed by robot dinosaurs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

ASIAN GAMES: Olympic champion China whips PHI

Powerhouse China easily dismantled Asian Games newbie Philippines in a 25-15, 25-9, 25-7 beating in the quarterfinals of women's volleyball Wednesday night at the GBK Indoor Hall. The 2016 Rio Olympics champions advanced in the semifinals in a collision course with Japan.  Xiangyu Gong had 16 points while Xinyue Yuan finished with 15 for the Chinese. Xiaotung Liu tallied 10 points while Chinese superstar Zhu Ting registered five points, playing in the first two sets before sitting out the third frame. Defending Asian Games titlist South Korea faces Southeast Asian giant Thailand in the other Final Four pairing. The Filipinas, who are making their return in the Asiad after 36 years, were relegated into the classification round for 5th to eighth place. Six-foot-5 Jaja Santiago led the way for the Filipinas with 16 points off 12 spikes, three kill blocks and an ace.  Team PHI will take on Kazakhstan on Friday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Nintendo first-quarter profits up 44% to $275 million on Switch sales

TOKYO, Japan – Nintendo said Tuesday, July 31, its quarterly net profit jumped 43.9% year-on-year to $275 million, driven by the global popularity of its Switch console and game titles. The Kyoto-based game giant reported net profit for the 3 months to June of 30.6 billion yen ($275 million), with operating ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Sony profits rise on the back of PS4 game sales, Spotify shares

TOKYO, Japan – Sony on Tuesday, July 31, raised its full-year profit and sales forecasts after reporting a near-threefold increase in first-quarter profit, as its recovery continues under a new CEO. The electronics and entertainment giant now forecasts 500 billion yen ($4.5 billion) in net profit for the fiscal ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Nissan admits falsifying emissions data on cars made in Japan

TOKYO, Japan (UPDATED) – Nissan admitted on Monday, July 9, that data on exhaust emissions and fuel economy had been deliberately "altered," dealing a blow to the Japanese car giant's efforts to recover trust after an inspection scandal last year. The company did not say how many cars were affected by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Soccer fans bond by singing ‘One Piece’ anime opening song

Soccer fans went home smiling as they sang the opening theme for popular anime "One Piece" after the Japan-Senegal match. A curious and heartwarming exchange of culture happened after the FIFA World Cup 2018 match between Japan and Senegal on June 24. Despite the scores being tied at 2-2, several fans happily exited the stadium singing the opening song "We Are!" from the popular series "One Piece." Twitter user John Sulo (@JohnSulo) tweeted a video clip of this extraordinary moment on June 25. The video has since gained over 3 million views as of this writing. In the video, Sulo could be heard and seen singing the anime song with Japanese soccer fans. Fists high in the air, ...Keep on reading: Soccer fans bond by singing ‘One Piece’ anime opening song.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Swimmer faces sharks, massive garbage patch on record Pacific crossing

CHOSHI, Japan – Having once vowed never to attempt such madness again, Ben Lecomte is set to take on giant waves, sharks and a pile of floating garbage the size of Texas in a perilous quest to swim across the Pacific Ocean. Faced with an epic 9,000-kilometer adventure, his bid to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Why is P17-B MRT rehab double Sumitomo’s offer?

Transport Sec. Arthur Tugade must explain. Why is he borrowing P17 billion from Japan to rehabilitate the MRT-3 commuter railway? That’s despite Japanese giant Sumitomo Corp.’s offer of only P7.5 billion – nearly P10 billion less – to do the work......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata dies at 82

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Isao Takahata, co-founder of Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli, died in his home on Friday, April 6. He was 82. The studio confirmed  news reports from Japanese media about Takahata's death. "(His death) is true, but we can't comment further as we are trying to confirm some facts around it," ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Gilas plays Japan

Gilas Pilipinas takes on Japan tonight in a Fiba World Cup qualifying game, opting to go for a much-quicker lineup when it tries to rebound from a loss at the hands of Asian giant Australia a few nights ago. The game is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. at the Mall of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

Changi Airport eyes up to 30% stake in P350-B Naia project

Singapore's Changi Airport Group is keen on taking up a 30-percent stake in the venture among seven local conglomerates to expand and operate the crown jewel of Philippine air gateways---Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).   This was revealed by businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan, who was a guest speaker at the Joint Meeting of the Economic Cooperation Committees of the Philippines and Japan.   Pangilinan is chair of infrastructure giant Metro Pacific Investments Corp., one of the consortium members.   The other participants are Ayala Corp., Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Andrew Tan's Alliance Global Group Inc., Lucio Tan's Asia Emerging Dragon, G...Keep on reading: Changi Airport eyes up to 30% stake in P350-B Naia project.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

Nintendo raises profit forecast on strong Switch sales

TOKYO, Japan – Nintendo raised its annual net profit forecast by more than 40% on Wednesday, January 31, after its popular Switch console flew off the shelves during the holiday season, fuelled by a cheaper yen. The Kyoto-based video game giant said it now expects annual net profit of 120 billion ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018