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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_net manilatimes_netApr 6th, 2018

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:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 9th, 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......»»

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2018 WORLD CUP: Yekaterinburg, on the border of Europe and Asia

By James Ellingworth, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — On the boundary between Europe and Asia, the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg is the furthest east World Cup fans will venture. It may not be out in Siberia, but Yekaterinburg is a long way to travel. It is 880 miles (1,416 kilometers) east of Moscow, roughly the distance from London to Rome, or from New York to Missouri. If you're using the free World Cup train service, be ready to make friends with fellow passengers — Yekaterinburg is about 26 hours from Moscow. Here's what you need to know about the city: THE STADIUM The first thing you will notice about the Yekaterinburg Arena are two vast temporary stands built high out of the main bowl of the stadium on towers of scaffolding. Accounts from the test games played at the stadium say being in the top row is a vertigo-inducing experience. The stands are there because officials wanted to preserve the stadium's 1950s facade and save on maintenance costs. After the tournament, the stands will go, dropping capacity from 35,000 to 25,000. There's a prison across the road, too, but it's been redecorated to make it less obvious to visitors. WHAT TO KNOW Yekaterinburg is less than 300 years old and was a springboard for the Russian Empire's colonization of Central Asia. After the Russian Revolution ousted the monarchy, Czar Nicholas II and his family were exiled to Yekaterinburg by their Soviet captors and later shot dead in a basement. July 17 will see commemorations of the 100-year anniversary of their deaths. WHAT TO DO Adventurous fans can use Yekaterinburg as a jumping-off point to explore the Urals or head further east into the Asian part of Russia. In the city, take in some elegant Czarist-era architecture or sample Russian craft beer. Yekaterinburg was one of the first cities to embrace the craft craze with tasty IPAs. World Cup matches will be shown on a big screen in Mayakovsky Park in the center of the city. GAMES TO WATCH Yekaterinburg will host four matches at the World Cup, all in the group stage. Egypt and Uruguay will meet on June 15 in Group A, before France comes to town on June 21 to face Peru in Group C. Next up will be Japan and Senegal in Group H on June 24, and then Mexico against Sweden in Group F on June 27......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 5th, 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

Minwoo of K-pop act 100% dies

Seo Min-woo of 100% died of a heart attack Sunday at the age of 33. The boy band's agency TOP Media announced the death of group leader Seo Min-woo, better known as just Minwoo, through its official website. "He was found at his home in Gangnam, Seoul. Paramedics rushed to the scene, who pronounced him dead," the announcement read. Seo debuted as an actor in 2006 through TV drama series "Sharp 3." He switched to pop music in 2012, as the leader of 100%. The group was scheduled to hold concerts in Japan on April 21 and 30. The agency said it hadn't been able to decide whether to postpone the concerts or not....Keep on reading: Minwoo of K-pop act 100% dies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Japan tsunami, nuclear tragedy remembered 7 years on

TOKYO, Japan – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe led a sombre ceremony Sunday, March 11 as Japan marked the seventh anniversary of a deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated its northeastern coast and left around 18,500 people dead or missing. The magnitude 9.0 quake – which struck under the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Japan official linked to Abe cronyism row found dead – reports

TOKYO, Japan – A Japanese finance ministry official linked to the cronyism allegations dogging Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been found dead, local media said Friday, March 9. A second key official stepped down over the scandal, the finance minister confirmed late Friday, as the damaging issue refuses to go ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Chot Reyes: We would not have won if we played in Tokyo or somewhere else

Chot Reyes credited the massive Mall of Asia Arena crowd as one of the factors in the key Gilas Pilipinas run that helped swing the momentum of the game in the national team's 89-84 victory against Japan in the second window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Fondly called the sixth man, the crowd still roared as Gilas was struggling to score a basket in the first quarter, and then roared and roared some more as Gilas came back and eventually took the lead in the second quarter following a corner triple from returning Troy Rosario. "We're not hiding the fact that if had played this game in Tokyo or elsewhere, I don't we wouldn't have won. I think the crowd gave us lift, we were counting on the crowd to give us that adrenaline push that would really be our sixth man to the the Japanese team," Reyes said after the game. "We're really lucky that we were playing at home. Shout out to all out countrymen who came out tonight to cheer. I don't thing we would have been able to make it with the comeback." Despite a strong start by Japan that saw them lead as much by 16, 20-4, the tactician expected a sluggish start from his wards, and expected them to slowly rev up as the game went by. "Well we kinda expected that we would struggle coming from that trip. It was a very difficult trip for us coming from Melbourne via Sydney, and so we expected that we would struggle coming from this ball game. " The 54-year old added that his second unit came in very much prepared for the game, as he used them as a burst of energy, reviving a what seemed to be like dead-in-the-water Gilas team. Reyes also mentioned that the Japanese visitors would come out strong, as they were already fighting for their lives for a spot in the second round of the qualifiers. "If you'll notice the guys who got a lot of minutes in the first game, Kiefer, June Mar, Pogoy, even Calvin, before he got into foul trouble. I mean June Mar and Calvin, we were playing the Australia game really with Japan." And with the team getting the lead, he knew that his expectations had come to fruition, the home crowd had also done its job, rattling the Akatsuki Five to give away their massive lead. -- Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 25th, 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

Skating star Hanyu battles emotions to discuss Japan quake trauma

Double Olympic figure-skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu battled his emotions on Saturday to open up on the trauma he suffered in surviving the deadly 2011 Japan earthquake. Moments after the 23-year-old Japanese successfully defended his crown at the Pyeongchang Games, there was a sombre moment when he was asked to talk about the quake and consequent tsunami that left more than 18,000 people dead or missing. The slender star with a huge following in Japan was lucky to survive after being caught close to the epicenter of the magnitude-9.0 earthquake which triggered a huge tsunami and nuclear disaster in northeast Japan. READ:Hanyu defends Olympic gold medal in men's figure skatin...Keep on reading: Skating star Hanyu battles emotions to discuss Japan quake trauma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2018

2 Japan pilots confirmed dead after army helicopter crash

TOKYO, Japan – Japanese authorities confirmed on Tuesday, February 6, that the two pilots in a military helicopter crash a day earlier were killed, after identifying a body part retrieved from near the crash site in the country's southwest. The Apache helicopter crashed Monday in a residential area in Saga province, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

2 crew feared dead in Japan army helicopter crash

TOKYO, Japan (UPDATED) – Two crew were feared dead on Monday, February 5, after a Japanese military helicopter crashed in a residential area in the southwest of the country, setting a home on fire. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera confirmed the crash in the town of Kanzaki and said the two crew ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

11 dead in fire at Japanese old persons’ home

Eleven people were killed in a fire at a low-rent residence in northern Japan that mainly housed elderly people on welfare, police said on Thursday. Five people were rescued......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 1st, 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

One dead as volcano erupts near Japan ski resort

  A Japanese soldier was killedTuesdayand several other people injured after a volcano erupted near a popular ski resort, sparking an avalanche and leaving scores stranded -- including tourists from Britain and Taiwan.   Footage broadcast on Japanese television showed thick black smoke interspersed with falling rocks rolling down the snow-covered side of the volcano towards a ski slope.   Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters that one of eight members of the Self Defense Forces who had been on a trainingmission on Mt. Kusatsu Shirane, northwest of Tokyo, had died after being hit by volcanic rocks.   "His lungs were damaged" because ...Keep on reading: One dead as volcano erupts near Japan ski resort.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 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

Bomb cyclone pounds eastern US, 4 reported dead

NEW YORK, USA –  A giant winter "bomb cyclone" walloped the US East Coast on Thursday, January 4, with heavy snow and freezing cold that made for treacherous travel conditions and bone-chilling misery. Four people were reported killed in the southeastern states of North and South Carolina, where icy roads sent ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 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