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Japan PM Abe open to summit with North Korea s Kim

UNITED NATIONS – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , a longtime hardliner on North Korea, said Tuesday, September 25, he was willing to meet Kim Jong-un after the once reclusive leader's historic summit with US President Donald Trump . Abe, who one year ago warned at the United Nations that the window for diplomacy with North Korea ........»»

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‘Paeng’ not affecting the country; fair weather expected

  Typhoon "Paeng" (international name "Trami") weakened slightly as it continued to move on a snail's pace, the weather bureau said on Wednesday.   The typhoon packed maximum sustained winds of 170 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 210 kph, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.   As of 4 a.m., Paeng was spotted 725 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, moving northward. Forecasts said it was heading towards the Ryuku Islands in Japan.   Fair weather is seen across the country as Paeng is too far to affect the country even if it is within the Philippine area of responsibility. /...Keep on reading: ‘Paeng’ not affecting the country; fair weather expected.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 14 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

PH warship crosses paths with China, Japan ships in Senkakus

A Philippine Navy warship en route to Russia crossed paths with Chinese and Japanese coast guard vessels in the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea early this week.   In a statement, the Navy said the BRP Tarlac (LD-601), which was on its way to Vladivostok in Russia for a port visit, spotted five foreign vessels around the Senkakus last Tuesday.   The Senkaku Islands is administered by Japan but is also claimed by China. Both nations appeared to have informed the Philippine vessel that it was sailing through their exclusive economic zone (EEZ).   "The vessels were later identified as two Chinese and three Japanese coast guard ships. The co...Keep on reading: PH warship crosses paths with China, Japan ships in Senkakus.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 14 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

Blue-backed fish oil helps reduce patients’ anxiety—Japan research

TOKYO -- Blue-backed fish oil is effective at helping ease patients' anxiety with certain mental diseases and cardiac infarction, among other diseases, researchers of the National Cancer Center Japan have announced. Blue-backed fish such as sanma saury and mackerel contain rich omega-3 fatty acids. According to the research team, some effects are seen when those with such diseases take 2 grams of omega-3 fatty acids per day for about three months. One and a half sauries contain that amount. There are some types of omega-3 fatty acids, such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) that decrease neutral fat in blood. They are less likely to clot than other oil...Keep on reading: Blue-backed fish oil helps reduce patients’ anxiety—Japan research.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 25th, 2018Related News

DTI turns to Japan for help in launching small businesses

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has invited more tech-focused small and medium-scale businesses from Japan to partner with Philippine companies that can help in launching their products in the market. The post DTI turns to Japan for help in launching small businesses appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Japan s space robots start asteroid survey

TOKYO, Japan – A pair of robot rovers landed on an asteroid and began a survey, Japan's space agency said Saturday, September 22, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system. The rover mission marks the world's first moving, robotic observation of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Serena Williams keen to move on from US Open row

SYDNEY, Australia – Serena Williams says she is trying to "move on" from the meltdown that overshadowed her US Open final loss but remains perplexed at her coach's admission he illegally signalled to her. The 23-time Grand Slam champion lost the decider in straight sets to Japan's Naomi Osaka after a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Cebu Pacific boosts VisMin connections to Japan

Now you don't have to go to Manila to catch a flight to Japan. The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific, makes it easier for residents in the Visayas and Mindanao to fly to Japan, via its hub in Cebu. On top of easier connecting flights to Japan, Cebu Pacific is also boosting frequency of its Cebu-Narita route from four times a week to a daily flight, effective December 1, 2018......»»

Source: Kagay_an Kagay_anCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

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.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Stewart, Wilson propel US to 100-88 win over China

By Doug Feinberg, Associated Press SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — After a quiet first half, Breanna Stewart felt she needed to be more assertive on both ends of the court. She certainly made her presence felt in the final 20 minutes. Stewart scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half and A'ja Wilson added 20 points to help the United States beat China 100-88 on Sunday in the second day of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. "I needed to be more aggressive. There were a few things that I could have done better — defense and rebounding. Focus on that and the offense comes," Stewart said. China trailed only 36-35 midway through the second quarter as the U.S. was still trying to figure out a lineup that worked on offense and defense. The Americans then closed the half on a 12-4 burst. Wilson had six points during the run. Layshia Clarendon, who played a few minutes in the first game, also provided a spark off the bench in the spurt. She had two points, two assists and two rebounds. The Chinese team hung around in the third quarter and trailed 60-54 before Stewart, who played in China the past few winters, took over. She scored nine of the next 11 points and China couldn't get within seven the rest of the way. "She was trailing a lot, and obviously the defense sucked down. The post players did a great job rim running," U.S. coach Dawn Staley said. "That left Stewie wide open at the top of key and she took advantage of them time and again. That's what we come to expect, Stewie like things. We needed her to be that way to give us some separation and widen our lead in the third quarter." The Americans were still missing Brittney Griner, who suffered a slight sprain of her right ankle in practice Friday. Griner said after the win over Senegal she would have played if it was an elimination game. China was able to exploit the lack of Griner with its own 6-foot-9 center Han Xu. Han showed an impressive array of post moves as well as a deft touch from 10 feet. The 18-year-old finished with 20 points and left to a warm ovation from the crowd with 20 seconds left. "Coach encouraged us to play with confidence. The U.S. is a very good team. We just went out and enjoyed ourselves," said China guard Shao Ting, who had 10 points. The Chinese team, which is the youngest in the tournament with the average age 23 years, lost to the U.S. by 43 points in the 2016 Olympics. The U.S. (2-0) hasn't lost to China (1-1) in six meetings in the World Cup. The Americans won the first five meetings by an average of 25.8 points. The victory was the Americans' 18th in a row in the tournament and 43rd in the past 44 games in the World Cup. The only blemish over the past 20 years was a loss to Russia in the semifinals of the 2006 World Cup. Sunday's game came on the 12th anniversary of that loss. CHINA CONNECTION: Many of the U.S. players have competed in China in the offseason. Stewart, Griner, Morgan Tuck, Jewell Loyd and Tina Charles all have spent time there. Wilson will be headed there this year. "You're having some of the top WNBA players going over there to China and showing them the standards of what we put ourselves through," Stewart said. RECOVERING: Elena Delle Donne played only 3 ½ minutes on Sunday. She suffered a bone bruise in the WNBA playoffs and is still recovering. She said that she and Staley would talk before each game to discuss how she was feeling. Delle Donne said after the game the back to back was difficult. SCOREBOARD: It was a great day for Africa with both Senegal and Nigeria winning. It's the first time in the history of the tournament that an African team won a pool play game, let alone two. Senegal beat Latvia 70-69 and Nigeria edged Turkey 74-68. In other games, Canada beat South Korea 82-63; Australia routed Argentina 84-43; Japan edged Belgium 77-75 in OT; France beat Greece 75-71 and Spain topped Puerto Rico 78-53. UP NEXT China: Will face Senegal on Tuesday with second place in the group at stake. U.S.: Will face Latvia on Tuesday looking to continue its dominance......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Ben Mbala, Seoul rain 3s for Terrific 12 bronze

MACAU – Ben Mbala and the Seoul Thunders rained threes on their way to a bronze-medal finish in the Asia League Terrific 12. Korea's Thunders buried 18 treys en route to an emphatic 105-92 triumph over Japan's Nagoya Diamond Dolphins in their battle-for-third clash at the Studio City Event Center ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Japan s Ryukyu downs China s Guangzhou to clinch Terrific 12 title

MACAU – Japan's Ryukyu Golden Kings lived up to their name as they bagged the championship in the Asia League Terrific 12. The Golden Kings stayed perfect in the invitational tournament after hacking out an 85-76 triumph over China's Guangzhou Long Lions in the winner-take-all finals at the Studio City ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Oro Karatekas garner 16 medals, 15 black belt passers

The Southern Philippines Group (Mindanao) of the Japan Karate Association (Nihon Karate Kyokai) or JKA-NKK recently returned home following a fruitful campaign in the 1st JKA-NKK Philippines Inc. National Tournament and Dan Black Belt International Examination & Qualification held September 16, 2018 at the CPA Gym, Cebu International Port Complex, Sergio Osmeña Boulevard, New Reclamation Area, Cebu City......»»

Source: Kagay_an Kagay_anCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Pliskova foils US Open titlist on home turf

Fourth-seeded Karolina Pliskova beat Naomi Osaka, 6-4, 6-4, on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open and deny the US Open champion a win in her home country......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

Alyssa, Aby wants more ‘consistent’ nat’l team

NAKHON RATCHASIMA---A true, solid national volleyball team. This what Philippine team standard bearers Alyssa Valdez and Aby Marao are hoping to form as they "take the initiative" to meet up with current members as well as aspiring players even when their respective leagues are in season and there is no international event scheduled yet. Consistency, according to the duo, is what's needed by the national team which blew away winnable matches against higher ranked teams to end up ninth overall in the Asian Volleyball Confederation Asian Cup. Japan and China were locked in the battle for the championship late Sunday. Australia and Iran, which narrowly escaped the Philippines' cla...Keep on reading: Alyssa, Aby wants more ‘consistent’ nat’l team.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 23rd, 2018Related News

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.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

Japanese champion coach hopes to face PBA teams next time in Terrific 12

MACAU—The Asia League Terrific 12 saw several of the biggest basketball clubs in Asia pitted against each other in a preseason spectacle. Championship-caliber teams from China, Korea, Chinese-Taipei, and Japan’s professional teams all converged in Macau to test each other’s skills and also prepare for their upcoming seasons. With all those talents gathered together at… link: Japanese champion coach hopes to face PBA teams next time in Terrific 12.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 23rd, 2018Related News

Elderly actors take center stage in Japan theater fest

TOKYO --- World Gold Theater 2018, a performing arts festival featuring elderly thespians, is being held fromFriday(Sept. 21) throughOct. 8at Saitama Arts Theater and other venues in Saitama. Energetic elderly performers from around the world put on a series of stirring performances for the event's inaugural edition. The Saitama theater founded Saitama Gold Theater, a theatrical company for elderly actors, in 2006 under the late director Yukio Ninagawa, who was the theater's artistic director at the time. The company has performed outside Japan as well, including in Paris and Hong Kong. Saitama Arts Theater has become a hub of sorts for theatrical performances by the elderly. Even a...Keep on reading: Elderly actors take center stage in Japan theater fest.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 23rd, 2018Related News

Japan firms target eSports to grab new business opportunities

CHIBA, Japan --- The games industry at home and abroad is putting efforts into electronic sports, or eSports, which involves competitive video gaming. The market for eSports is expected to grow rapidly worldwide going forward, and many companies are focusing on eSports as a new business. Tokyo Game Show 2018, the nation's largest video game exhibition, began at Makuhari Messe in Chiba last week and a special stage equipped with 600 seats attracted particular attention. On the stage, a soccer game called "FIFA 18" that was developed by a U.S. company was being played. The players had signed professional contracts with professional soccer teams such as the J.League's Urawa Red Diamonds...Keep on reading: Japan firms target eSports to grab new business opportunities.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 23rd, 2018Related News

Communities built for families

It is quite interesting to note that Hankyu Hanshin Properties--an Osaka-based real estate firm with a history dating back to 1907--has chosen to partner with a relatively young developer here in t.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2018Related News