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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

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

Ghibli Museum to screen new Miyazaki film ‘Boro the Caterpillar’

A brand-new short film by anime director Hayao Miyazaki is scheduled to screen in Japan this March. "Boro the Caterpillar" will begin showing on March 21 at the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, which showcases the animated works of Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli and where the new 14-minute short will join a rotating schedule of screenings. The museum's website introduces Miyazaki's new work as follows: "Just before dawn, Boro the Caterpillar hatched from an egg among patches of scrub grass. Looking around for the first time, he noticed the brilliance of the morning sun and a deliciousness in the air. Boro lowered himself down to the ground from the borogiku (groundsel), and stepped out into ...Keep on reading: Ghibli Museum to screen new Miyazaki film ‘Boro the Caterpillar’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Former president of Japan s Toyota dies at 88

TOKYO, Japan – Toyota's former president Tatsuro Toyoda, who helped the Japanese auto giant establish a foothold in North America, has died at the age of 88, the company said Saturday, January 6. Toyoda, an uncle of current Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda, died of pneumonia on December 30, the firm said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Japan s historic Tsukiji fish market holds final New Year auction

TOKYO, Japan – Tokyo's world-famous Tsukiji fish market held its last pre-dawn New Year's auction on Friday, January 5,  before closing down for relocation, with the highest bidder paying more than $320,000 for a giant tuna. After more than 80 years in operation, the world's biggest fish market, a popular tourist ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Marriage to anime ‘waifu’ recognized by Japanese company with perk of monthly financial support

With fewer people getting married and having kids in Japan over the years, one company thought it prudent to embrace the future and recognize marriages between men and their anime "waifus." In otaku culture, the term "waifu" refers to an anime girl whom a fan has taken a specific liking to. "Waifu" stems from the English word "wife" but is given a Japanese pronunciation. The counterpart word "husbando" for male characters has a similar useand origin. According to a special Gatebox website, interested parties may submit their marriage registration for the company's recognition. The site even provides a marriage registration form to download, fill-up and submit. Since anim...Keep on reading: Marriage to anime ‘waifu’ recognized by Japanese company with perk of monthly financial support.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2017

Japan reaches out to ASEAN startups

MANILA, Philippines – Japan is playing catch-up in the vibrant and growing startup community in Southeast Asia, after another Asian giant, China, has been leading in funding and engaging with technology-based firms in the region. In the past two years, the share of Japanese venture investment into member countries of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

JTI commits to grow PH operations – DOF

Global cigarette giant Japan Tobacco Inc. (JTI) has committed to expand its Philippine operations in line with its recent acquisition of homegrown brand Mighty, the Department of Finance (DOF) said. In the recent visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to Japan, DOF Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III and JTI president and chief executive Mitsuomi Koizumi signed a letter of intent, under which the company pledged to "continue expanding its affiliates' presence in the cigarette market in the Philippines." The DOF quoted Koizumi as saying that the company's almost $1-billion or P46.8-billion investment "underlines its intent to consolidate and expand its presence in one of Asia's robust eco...Keep on reading: JTI commits to grow PH operations – DOF.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2017

Uber rival Grab to raise $2.5 billion in new financing

SINGAPORE: Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab said Monday it expects to raise $2.5 billion in financing, mostly from China's Didi Chuxing and Japan's Softbank, as it strengthens its lead over rival Uber. Didi, China's ride-hailing leader, and mobile giant SoftBank will invest up to $2.0 billion while $500 million is expected to come from other [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 24th, 2017

Rockwell, Japan property giant partner for P9-B condo project

MANILA, Philippines -  Rockwell Land Corp., the listed property developer of the Lopez family, has partnered with Mitsui Fudosan Co......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2017