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

Robot Cafe in Japan Opens Job Opportunities for PWDs

Japan has never failed to amaze us in terms of new technology especially in the field of robotics. This time, a Robotics company called OryLab Inc., with the goal to help persons with disabilities become employed and become part of society, created a project called Robot Cafe Dawn Version Beta 2.0.    The company set

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September 3, 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

Success Story: The Best Filipino Restaurant in Tokyo

Mr. Joel San Jose, the owner of Isla Pamilya Restaurant, opened his Filipino restaurant to help fellow Filipinos fight homesickness by bringing favorite Filipino dishes to Japan. The first branch was opened in Kawasaki in 1997. His business has been running for 24 years already!   Getting to know Joel   Joel started his adventure

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June 21, 2021

5 Budget Hacks to Survive in Japan

For this week’s article, instead of sharing some news, we will be sharing some money-saving tips when in Japan. We are featuring a video from Delta TV entitled “How to Live in a Budget in Japan”. In Delta TV’s blog, they shared 5 budget hacks on how to live on a budget in Japan.  According

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April 20, 2021

Japan’s Labor Ministry to Intensify Human Trafficking Measures

As per the US State Department’s annual report last year, it suggested that the Japanese authorities were not able to identify even a single human trafficking case in the Technical Training Program despite insistent reports of forced labor. This triggers the Japan’s labor ministry to intensify its human trafficking measures as of this time.  

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March 17, 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