Santa Claus bikers parade in Tokyo against child abuse

Reuters 12/20/2020

TOKYO – Harley Davidson bikers dressed in Santa Claus costumes rode through the streets of central Tokyo on Sunday for their annual parade against child abuse, saying more children were vulnerable in 2020 due to the coronavirus…

Nothing to shout about: Olympic fans may face cheering ban

Agence France Presse 11/12/2020

Fans may be asked not to cheer at the Tokyo Olympics to avoid the risk of spreading the coronavirus, a top official said on Thursday. The comments follow a gymnastics test event in Tokyo on Sunday where…

IN PHOTOS: Japan’s ‘Parthenon’ protecting Tokyo from floods

10/16/2020

KASUKABE – It has been called Japan’s underground Parthenon, a cavernous complex charged with protecting Tokyo and surrounding areas from catastrophic flooding — a risk experts warn is growing as climate change advances. Above ground, there is…

Plan B Olympics

Immanuel L. Canicosa - @inquirerdotnet 08/11/2020

There’s a joke in Twitter that the most useless purchase people made last year was buying a 2020 planner. And as someone who did exactly that and now finds that same planner (the kind you can only…

The Olympics may have flamed out, but Filipino athletes, officials keep gold medal hope afloat

Cedelf P. Tupas, June Navarro 03/26/2020

The flame has been put out and the Olympics will be moved to next year. The new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic may have shut down the biggest sporting event of the year, but Filipino optimism continues to…

Hauntingly beautiful and bizarre cemeteries around the world

Rhobie A. Ruaya, Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 03/24/2020

Cemeteries are not an ideal spot to visit when going on a trip. But in every place on this planet, you will find a cemetery. That’s for sure. Many of these look normal with its graves marked…

China coronavirus cases rise again, 66 more on ship in Japan

Associated Press 02/11/2020

BEIJING — China reported a rise in novel coronavirus cases Monday, possibly denting optimism that disease control measures including isolating major cities might be working, while the operator of a cruise ship in Japan reported dozens of…

Tokyo Olympic hopefuls get busy early

June Navarro 01/03/2020

Team Philippines has a clear objective of sending more qualifiers to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics than usual, with over 70 Filipino athletes from various sports seeking coveted spots in the first quarter of the year. Weightlifters, headlined…

Cheers to the year that was

Francis T.J. Ochoa 01/01/2020

There was a fast start. There was a false start. There was a lot of flak before the actual start. But, as in life, the journey was great. The destination? Greatest so far in the country’s participation…

Jhunriel Ramonal wins WBO Asia Pacific title; Loreto loses to Japanese foe

Bong Lozada 12/31/2019

MANILA, Philippines—Filipino boxers Jhunriel Ramonal and Rey Loreto had different fates at the end of the decade when they fought for regional titles in Tokyo on Tuesday. Jhunriel Ramonal took just one round to dispatch of his…

Duterte pledges P100M to help train Tokyo Olympics qualifiers

June Navarro 12/23/2019

Filipino athletes who qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics won’t have to worry about logistical support anymore, after President Duterte pledged a war chest of P100 million for their training and exposure in a bid to end…

Asian shares rise after Wall Street gain on solid earnings

Associated Press 10/16/2019

TOKYO – Asian shares were higher Wednesday after a gain on Wall Street boosted by healthy earnings reports from U.S. companies.   Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.6% in morning trading to 22,554.05, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200…

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