Kyodo News Digest: Sept. 23, 2022

People stage a rally against the Sept. 27 state funeral for slain former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sept. 22, 2022, in Kyoto, western Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo The following is the latest list of selected news summaries by Kyodo News. ———- Rare footage of Beatles’ iconic visit to Japan in 1966 to be screened NAGOYA – Rare footage of The Beatles’ 1966 visit to Japan recorded by police will be screened on Saturday after a legal battle for the release of the video documenting the legendary rock band’s iconic…

Conti’s to open more stores this 2022 – Manila Bulletin

Business / Conti’s to open more stores this 2022 Conti’s to open more stores this 2022 All-time Conti’s favorite Mango Bravo Heritage brand Conti’s Bakeshop & Restaurant will open 12 more branches and more drive-thru concept stores in Luzon in 2022 as it looks to continue its mission to elevate Filipinos’ palates and dining experiences. Bringing delight to more through Conti’s drive-thru service. Its upcoming new branch will open in Molino Bacoor this September, followed by Lipa Batangas, UN Avenue Manila, and other locations in Dagupan Pangasinan, Lucena Quezon, and…

Philippines Protests China’s Moves in South China Sea Dozens of Times

Officials in the Philippines have protested Chinese actions in the South China Sea over four dozen times in just over two months, according to a Bloomberg report on Tuesday, a sign that friction over competing maritime claims hasn’t abated despite a change in government in Manila. China claims almost all of the South China Sea and its various islands within its so-called “nine-dash line,” a claim that is disputed by several countries, including the Philippines. A growing number of Chinese naval and coast guard vessels have helped Beijing assertively challenge…

ONE PODCAST TAKES A DIFFERENT APPROACH

RYAN BYRNE WRITES – In recent years, the rhetoric between China and the United States has grown more intense. A trade war, endless diplomatic wrangling over the South China Sea and conflicts with Taiwan have helped make China a point of political interest for more and more Americans. As the attention on China heats up, many have lamented that press coverage of China in the West (especially in the United States) is often inconsistent. Some argue that Americans lack an understanding of Chinese history. As host of the China History…

DOJ will not appeal RTC ruling on CPP, NPA; will file new case with CA under ATA of 2020 – Manila Bulletin

DOJ The Department of Justice (DOJ) will no longer appeal the Manila regional trial court’s (RTC) ruling which declared that the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), are not terrorist organizations. Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin C. Remulla said the DOJ, which filed the dismissed petition for proscription against CPP and NPA, said on Friday, Sept. 23, a new petition will be filed with the Court of Appeals (CA) which has jurisdiction under Republic Act No. 11479, the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of…

Malaysia frees 37 Vietnamese fishermen after 3-month detention

They were put on flights from Kinabalu through Kuala Lumpur and HCMC to Da Nang, where they arrived at 10 p.m. The reunion with their loved ones after five months–they had set sail on April 5–was teary. Some family members could not wait and flew to HCMC to see them a few hours sooner. Tran Van Viet, 31, one of the released men, said he was preparing fishing tools on June 11 when he noticed a Malaysian Coast Guard ship following them with its siren sounding. His boat crew panicked,…

HK deepens marine knowledge with nation’s support

The 5,000-metric-ton scientific research vessel Haiyang Dizhi 6 leaves Dongguan, Guangdong province, for a voyage to the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea. CHINA DAILY Research vessel gives oceanographers better picture of undersea depths As Hong Kong marine scientist Ivy Cheng Aifang stared at computer monitors, an operator by her side carefully pushed forward a joystick under Cheng’s instructions. Almost instantaneously, some 1,400 meters beneath the sea surface, a robotic arm quietly advanced, placing deep-sea mussels and sea anemones it gathered in a preservation device. It was the first…

Gatchalian seeks Senate inquiry on the implementation of the Filipino sign language law – Manila Bulletin

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is now pushing for a Senate inquiry on the use of the Filipino sign language (FSL) as a medium of instruction in educating the deaf. Gatchalian, in filing Senate Resolution No. 14, noted the serious neglect in the implementation of laws that stress the importance of the FSL as the language of instruction in deaf education. The Filipino Sign Language (FSL) Act, or Republic Act No. 11106, was signed into law in 2018. However, Gatchalian noted that the FSL Act’s implementing rules and regulations were only signed…

Spain supports ‘mutually acceptable’ solution for Western Sahara -Sanchez

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez addresses the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, U.S., September 22, 2022. REUTERS/David ‘Dee’ Delgado Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday that Spain supports a “mutually acceptable political solution” regarding Western Sahara. “We fully support the work of the UN Secretary Special Envoy, work that we deem to be absolutely crucial,” Sanchez said during his speech to the United…

Why your Kelly is more than a bag – Manila Bulletin

What you carry by hand or by the crook of your arm is a memory of Grace Kelly, icon of royalty, Hollywood, the power of women to land their dreams, and happy-ever-afters ORIGINS OF THE CLASSIC HANDBAG Photographs of Grace Kelly concealing her baby bump with her Hermès bag were splashed all over the world. The French luxury brand—or the public—renamed the sac à dépêches as the ‘Kelly’ Grace Kelly is a household name, even for the children in my family. Our Pomeranian, a gift from my friend Heart Evangelista,…