Japan investment pledges mostly from electronics companies

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. on Thursday obtained investment pledges from Japanese electronics companies, while also receiving assurances from shipping companies of more hiring of seafarers from the Philippines, the Palace said. The Presidential Communications Office (PCO) said the pledges were worth “billions of pesos” from Japanese companies producing semiconductors and other electronic products with […]

Saso is ambassador of 1st Japanese department store in the PHL

FILIPINA-Japanese golfer Saso further championed the values of her two roots, serving as the rightful ambassador of a first Japanese store in the Philippines in her much-awaited return to the country. A former US Women’s Open Champion, the 21-year-old ace graced the soft opening of Mitsukoshi, Japan’s flagship mall, in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig […]

Japanese psycho-thriller to premiere on Disney+

IN a fictional Japanese village called Kuge, a newly hired police officer Daigo Agawa (played by Yuya Yagira) arrives in town a broken man. Then a series of alarming events — including unexplainable deaths and disappearances — begin to unfold, leading Daigo to the horrifying realization that something is deeply wrong with the village and […]

PEZA sees Japanese interest in renewables, electric vehicle projects

KURABE.CO.JP/EN THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) said Japanese manufacturers are considering investing in Philippine renewable energy and electric vehicle (EV) projects. “We have seen serious and heightened interest in the areas of renewable energy, EVs, as well as the agro-industrial sector,” PEZA Officer-in-Charge Tereso O. Panga said in a Laging Handa briefing on Thursday. […]

PEZA sees Japanese locators continuing to drive ecozone growth

THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) said Japanese investors are expected to continue driving growth in the economic zone (ecozone) industry, after they accounted for over P8 billion worth of PEZA-approved foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first eight months. Tereso O. Panga, PEZA officer-in-charge and deputy director general for policy and planning, said in […]

Japan donates $2M to typhoon victims

THE JAPANESE government will donate $2 million (P112.4 million) to help Filipino farmers and fisherfolk in Typhoon Rai-hit Bohol, Southern Leyte and Surigao del Norte, the Japanese Embassy said in a statement on Wednesday.  The Food and Agriculture Organization will implement the project that will benefit about 4,000 small coconut farming and fishing households affected […]

The Brutalist touch

1 of 2 Young designer Ellis Co’s designs are inspired by architect Tadao Ando A DEBUT SHOW by a 21-year-old fashion designer pays homage to a favorite architect and his life story. Deep Japanese nuances can be found in the clothes of Ellis Co, who presented his first fashion show late last month at Whitespace, […]

Celebrity-favorite beauty brand opens Greenbelt store

KIM KARDASHIAN, Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet, Chrissy Teigen, Kate Moss. All celebrities, all users of Clé De Peau Beauté (at least, according to social media accounts, makeup artists, magazine articles, and beauty blogs). The brand, owned by Japanese beauty giant Shiseido, opened its doors in the Philippines late last month in Greenbelt 5 in Makati. […]

Japan reaffirms support for PH infra program

THE Philippines and Japan reaffirmed their strong economic partnership, especially in infrastructure development, during a courtesy call meeting between Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno and Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhiko Koshikawa.“The Ambassador reiterated Japan’s continued support for the Philippines’ massive infrastructure program, the development of Subic Bay and Mindanao, and other sectoral cooperation in health, […]

Mizu Japanese Restaurant reopens its doors

JAPAN is one of the few countries that is able to preserve its rich culture and history, and this includes maintaining traditional culinary techniques and recipes.Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino’s Mizu Japanese Restaurant reopens its doors to the public with enhanced safety protocols in place, after two years of closure because of the pandemic.Its […]

Neri: Along restaurant row

An Italian steakhouse is currently the hottest restaurant in town. Il Primo at the ground floor of NUSTAR is making a name for its juicy and tender steaks as well as for its authentic Italian dishes and desserts. Chef Luca Angioletti, who hails from Perugia, Italy, holds court at the open kitchen.A lunch invitation from […]

Fujitsu and Teikoku Databank to Conduct Joint Trial of “Japanese electronic seal” to Deliver Verified Digital Documents Between Multiple Companies FP

TOKYO, Mar 31, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Fujitsu Limited and Teikoku Databank, Ltd. (hereinafter TDB) today announced Japan’s first trials on the application of a Japanese version of an electronic seal (Japanese electronic seal)(1) to verify the authenticity of companies issuing digital documents starting April 1, 2022. Trial overview In the jointly-managed […]

PEZA pitches PHL to more potential Japanese locators

THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) said it is making a bid for more Japanese investment in the Philippines as the pandemic disrupts supply chains for manufacturers worldwide. “The Philippines takes pride in our young Filipino workforce with high proficiency in the English language, are college graduates, dependable and hardworking,” PEZA Director General Charito B. […]

Japanese companies invited to explore opportunities in PHL medical device industry 

THE Board of Investments (BoI) said it is inviting Japanese companies invest in medical device manufacturing in the Philippines. BoI-Manufacturing Industries Service Director Evariste M. Cagatan said Philippine companies are currently producing and exporting syringes, ventilators, infrared thermometers, and personal protective equipment.   “With a world-class electronics industry, abundance in intellectual talent, ready access to […]

Smartpay officially launches the first all-in-one e-commerce payment solution and BNPL service that is completely free for consumers

TOKYO, Nov 16, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – Smartpay K.K. today announced the launch of its new “Buy Now Pay Later” (BNPL) service, which combines an all-in-one payment experience and interest free payment solution, designed to solve Japanese consumer payment issues and improve merchant conversion rates. Built out of a passion for enabling Japanese merchants to succeed in e-commerce, […]