The Japanese car culture, its quirks, and ‘Kei cars’

Carl Cabusas 03/19/2018

If there was something that struck me about my recent trip, it was that Japan is very rich in history and culture, aside from being a very disciplined society and having really great food. Being a car…

Gear up for Otakufest 2018

PR 02/23/2018

FANS and enthusiasts of various hobbies, East Asian and Western pop culture are in for a big treat. Cebu’s premier cosplay and hobbies convention celebrates its 10th year with Otakufest 2018 this February 24, 9 AM to…

Lobetania scores upset, knocks out Japanese opponent

Glendale G. Rosal 01/22/2018

FORMER ALA Boxing gym pug Brian “Buhawi” Lobetania stunned erstwhile unbeaten Japanese prospect Kai Chiba with a resounding fourth round technical knockout (TKO) at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday. The 26-year old Lobetania, a…

OPSI’s Canoy set to face Japanese foe on Feb. 8

Glendale G. Rosal 01/05/2018

After spending several months in Japan to serve as a sparring partner of World Boxing Organization (WBO) world super flyweight king Naoya Inoue, Omega Boxing Gym’s Jason Canoy “Dillinger” Manigos finally got a big break as he…

For Aldeguer, Pagara has 50-50 chance against unbeaten Japanese

Glendale G. Rosal 12/15/2017

  ALA Promotions International’ top honcho Michael Aldeguer believes that his ward, WBO international super lightweight champion Jason “El Niño” Pagara, has a fifty-fifty percent chance against the unbeaten Japanese contender Hiroki Okada on December 19 in…

Yap defends title vs Japanese

Glendale G. Rosal 11/25/2017

FORMER ALA Boxing Gym prospect Mark John “The Journeyman” Yap who is now based in Osaka, Japan will make a second title defense of his Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) bantamweight strap against Japanese Seizo Kono next…

Authentic Osaka soul food now in your midst

Tricia Rodrigo 11/24/2017

OSAKA, Japan is known for its modern architecture, nightlife, and street food. One thing that foreign guests love to do there? Go on food trips. The good news is, you don’t need to travel far to go…

J Centre Mall’s Anime ASOBI unites Otakus

Cheche Lara 10/16/2017

J CENTRE Mall recently gathered Otakus during the Anime ASOBI (Assembly of Otaku Believing Individuals) last September 2-3. Anime ASOBI, which also means fun or play, was a free event organized to promote cosplaying and its ideals…

A Japanese dinner by Sayuri

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 09/22/2017

COMING from a big family of eight siblings living in different continents, our Arambulo family reunions are few and far between. My two sisters Ana and Enchay are in California, elder brother Primo III in Maryland, brothers,…

DOH urges vaccine vs Japanese Encephalitis

USJ-R Intern Kristine Remolisan 09/13/2017

THE Department of Health (DOH) wants to include the Japanese Encephalitis virus (JEV) in their mass vaccination program. Records from the DOH showed that since 2015 to the present, eight JEV cases were reported in Cebu. The…