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Udon Blanket in Japan Promises Better Sleep

The COVID-19 pandemic has been giving us heavy loads of anxiety since it started. With all the stress and worries on top of our heads right now, having a good night’s sleep seems to be very difficult nowadays.  So. in order to solve this problem, a company in Japan popular for its Goku no Kimochi
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Japan Holds New Internet Speed World Record – 319 terabits per second!

At the time this was written, my current download internet speed in the Philippines is 43.98 by PLDT Fiber plan. But lo and behold, Japan holds a record-breaking speed of 319 terabits per second!    Recently, Japan announced that they were able to break their previous world record of internet speed. What is more amazing
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Japan to Donate 1 Million Covid Vaccines to PH this Week

As a continuation of bilateral donations, Japan said on Tuesday that they will be sending millions of AstraZeneca vaccines to neighboring Asian nations including the Philippines.   Japan will be sending 1 million each to Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam this week.    “Glad to be the bearer of good news today. Japan will donate AstraZeneca
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Yay or Nay: Japan Proposes a 4-day Work Week

Early June 2021, the government included in its annual economic policy guidelines the proposal to employers to shorten the working days to 4 days. This would mean a 3-day weekend for every employee! Is it a yay or a nay for you?    According to the survey of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development,
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COMING SOON: Vaccine Passport in Japan

Japan is eyeing to organize the implementation of vaccine passports this summer modeling the European Union’s COVID certificate system.    While being behind in the vaccine rollout compared to other first-world nations, Japan has finally stepped up its game and is scheduled to begin its general public inoculation this June 2021.    With a goal
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Hanami Cancelled due to Coronavirus Pandemic

  Did you know that hanami is a Japanese practice or custom of viewing cherry blossoms when they are in full bloom in Japan? These Cherry blossoms are said to symbolize the fragility of life in Japanese culture as Cherry Blossoms’ full blooms last for only about a week before the petals start falling off
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New PostEnjoying a Face Mask-free Group Dinner

Countless restrictions for restaurant dine-in guests were imposed during this pandemic era. Unfortunately, restaurants are suffering losses due to the strict regulations in order to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus across the world. Eureka! It was a light-bulb moment for the designers of Hoshinoya’s Tokyo Lantern Dinner. The goal is to provide a

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October 21, 2021

Udon Blanket in Japan Promises Better Sleep

The COVID-19 pandemic has been giving us heavy loads of anxiety since it started. With all the stress and worries on top of our heads right now, having a good night’s sleep seems to be very difficult nowadays.  So. in order to solve this problem, a company in Japan popular for its Goku no Kimochi

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September 7, 2021

Japan Holds New Internet Speed World Record – 319 terabits per second!

At the time this was written, my current download internet speed in the Philippines is 43.98 by PLDT Fiber plan. But lo and behold, Japan holds a record-breaking speed of 319 terabits per second!    Recently, Japan announced that they were able to break their previous world record of internet speed. What is more amazing

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August 5, 2021

Japan to Donate 1 Million Covid Vaccines to PH this Week

As a continuation of bilateral donations, Japan said on Tuesday that they will be sending millions of AstraZeneca vaccines to neighboring Asian nations including the Philippines.   Japan will be sending 1 million each to Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam this week.    “Glad to be the bearer of good news today. Japan will donate AstraZeneca

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July 7, 2021

Yay or Nay: Japan Proposes a 4-day Work Week

Early June 2021, the government included in its annual economic policy guidelines the proposal to employers to shorten the working days to 4 days. This would mean a 3-day weekend for every employee! Is it a yay or a nay for you?    According to the survey of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development,

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July 1, 2021

COMING SOON: Vaccine Passport in Japan

Japan is eyeing to organize the implementation of vaccine passports this summer modeling the European Union’s COVID certificate system.    While being behind in the vaccine rollout compared to other first-world nations, Japan has finally stepped up its game and is scheduled to begin its general public inoculation this June 2021.    With a goal

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June 10, 2021

Hanami Cancelled due to Coronavirus Pandemic

  Did you know that hanami is a Japanese practice or custom of viewing cherry blossoms when they are in full bloom in Japan? These Cherry blossoms are said to symbolize the fragility of life in Japanese culture as Cherry Blossoms’ full blooms last for only about a week before the petals start falling off

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March 29, 2021

Japan Inbound Travelers Required to Install Location Confirmation App and Skype on Smartphones

A new regulation enacted by the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare is set out in Japan to comply with the 14 days of self-quarantine upon arriving in Japan before mingling with the general public.   Three apps are required to be installed on your Smartphone upon arrival at either Haneda or Narita Airport. And

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March 22, 2021

Job Hunting Hurdles Due to Pandemic

With bankruptcies rising due the COVID-19 pandemic, this has imposed more challenges in landing a job after graduation to graduating university students in Japan. It is apparent these days in Japan that recruitment has been drastically changed due to COVID-19.    The ‘worker’s market’ used to be a place where these graduating students gain employment

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March 8, 2021

Bankruptcies on the Rise in Japan due to Pandemic

Teikoku Databank, a credit research firm, reports that around 1,107 bankruptcies hit Japan as of the end of February due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The most affected businesses are the bars and restaurants followed by the construction industry and hotels. The notable increase in bankruptcies in urban areas were said to be due to

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March 5, 2021