World Cup: Germany crashes out despite 4-2 win over Costa Rica

Reuters 12/02/2022

AL KHOR, Qatar  – Four-time champions Germany sensationally crashed out of the World Cup despite a 4-2 victory over Costa Rica in their last Group E match on Thursday, tumbling out at the first hurdle for the second consecutive…

World Cup: Japan roars back again to shock Spain and top group

Reuters 12/02/2022

DOHA—Japan staged its second stunning turnaround of the World Cup to beat 2010 champions Spain 2-1 on Thursday to surge into the last 16 along with its beaten opponents and dump Germany out in one of the…

KathNiel visits Japan with celebrity friends, shuts down break-up rumors

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 11/01/2022

CEBU, Philippines — KathNiel forever! Real-life partners Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, popularly known as KathNiel, dispelled rumors of a split after posting snaps of them vacationing in Japan with fellow celebrities on Halloween. On Instagram, Bernardo…

Where’s the president? ‘Not in Japan,’ says Palace

Jerome Aning, Krixia Subingsubing 10/31/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. “is not in Japan,” according to a terse statement from Malacañang on Sunday, as it dodged questions about his whereabouts amid the devastation of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng (international name:…

Santisima eyes another KO win in Japan vs fearsome foe

Glendale G. Rosal 10/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former world title challenger Jeo “Santino” Santisima eyes to duplicate his impressive knockout win in Japan last August against another hometown prospect on December 11, 2022, at the EDION Arena in Osaka, Japan.…

Domingo scores a TKO win against Japanese boxer Iimura

Glendale G. Rosal 10/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Esneth Ray Domingo scored a stunning sixth-round technical knockout (TKO) against hometown fighter Jukiya Iimura on Thursday evening, Oct. 20, 2022, at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The 23-year-old Lebak, Sultan Kudarat…

Japanese songwriter ‘iwapt’ making a name in Cebu

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Ken Iwamoto, a Japanese songwriter and filmmaker from Tokyo who goes by a screen name “iwapt,” has proven a lot in the music industry, not only in Japan, but also in the Philippines,…

Domingo battles Japanese upstart Oct. 20 in Tokyo

Glendale G. Rosal 10/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite the downfall of many Filipino boxers in Japan, Esneth Ray Domingo is optimistic that he will emerge victorious against hometown boxer Jukiya Iimura in their bout this Thursday, October 20, 2022, at…

Bornea to fight in undercard of Inoue-Butler unification bout in Dec. in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 10/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The International Boxing Federation (IBF) No. 1 super flyweight contender, Jade “Hurricane” Bornea, will fight in the undercard of Naoya Inoue-Paul Butler unification showdown on Dec. 13, 2022 at the Ariake Arena in…

Inoue vs Butler unification showdown set Dec 13 in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 10/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The much-awaited showdown between unbeaten Japanese Naoya “Monster” Inoue and British world champion Paul “Baby Faced Assassin” Butler will happen on December 13 at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan. Probellum, Butler’s main…

‘Spirited Away’: Ghibli theme park prepares for visitors

Agence France Presse 10/12/2022

NAGAKUTE, Japan — Beyond the gates, a whimsical world awaits, complete with a fluffy Cat Bus, the toothy grin of Totoro and a life-sized No-Face seated on a train: welcome to Ghibli Park. On Wednesday, media got a…

Philippines U-16 football team continues losing skid with loss to Jordan

Glendale G. Rosal 10/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippines Under-16 football squad stretched its losing slump to three matches in the ongoing AFC U-17 Asian Cup Qualifications after losing to Jordan, 1-3, on Oct. 5, 2022 at the Prince Mohammad…

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