DOT strengthens tourism partnership with Japan – Manila Bulletin

News / National / DOT strengthens tourism partnership with Japan DOT strengthens tourism partnership with Japan The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) met with their counterparts in Japan to initiate and strengthen cooperation in tourism partnerships. TPB Chief Operating Officer Maria Margarita Montemayor-Nograles said the annual event in Osaka and Tokyo from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, aims to serve as a platform and venue for the Philippines’ travel and tourism suppliers. photo: DOT This year’s program consists of several moving parts: a Philippine seminar…

Japan stuns Germany in dramatic World Cup comeback – Manila Bulletin

DOHA (AFP) — Japan stunned Germany, 2-1, in their World Cup opener on Wednesday, Nov. 23, punishing the four-time champions for not taking their chances after they dominated the first half. Japan’s forward Kaoru Mitoma runs past Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to celebrate his team’s first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E football match between Germany and Japan at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on November 23, 2022. (AFP) The German team covered their mouths for the team photo before the match in a powerful protest…

Oshima powers Japan to commanding lead in Nomura Cup – Manila Bulletin

Sports / Golf / Oshima powers Japan to commanding lead in Nomura Cup Oshima powers Japan to commanding lead in Nomura Cup Minato Oshima handled the difficult wind conditions better than anyone else as he fired the day’s best score of five-under-par 67 spiked by an eagle Wednesday, Nov. 16, and powered Japan to a three-stroke lead over Korea at the halfway point of the 29th Nomura Cup at the Masters course of the Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club in Carmona, Cavite.  Oshima made an early bogey mistake on…

U.S. Carrier Reagan Drilling With Japan, South Korea as North Korea Tests Missiles; VP Harris Calls Out Chinese Aggression

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), steam in formation with Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy ships in waters east of the Korean Peninsula, Sept. 29, 2022. US Navy Photo A U.S. carrier strike group is holding an anti-submarine warfare exercise with the South Korean and Japanese navies as North Korea holds ballistic missile tests nearby. Meanwhile, the Russian Navy and China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) combined surface action group is now operating near Japan in a move Tokyo officials are calling provocative. USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76),…

In ship visit in Japan, VP Harris highlights ‘disturbing’ actions in South China Sea

Philstar.com September 29, 2022 | 2:33pm MANILA, Philippines — US Vice President Kamila Harris emphasized Washington’s role in ensuring peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region as she noted China’s moves that she said were “undermining key elements” of the international rules-based order. Harris noted current global threats to peace and security, such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine and North Korea’s recent ballistic missile launches, on top of the issues concerning China. “China has flexed its military and economic might to coerce and intimidate its neighbors and we have witnessed disturbing behavior…

Little cheer as Japan, China mark 50 years of ties

Tokyo (AFP) – Japan and China will mark 50 years of diplomatic relations this month with little public celebration, as increasing friction over territorial rivalries and military spending frays ties. The world’s second and third largest economies are key trading partners and just a few years ago seemed poised for a diplomatic blossoming, with plans for a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Since then, ties have soured significantly as Beijing bolsters its military, projects power regionally and beyond, and takes a harder line on disputed territory. In recent…

Harris to lead delegation traveling to Japan, South Korea

Vice President Kamala Harris will lead a delegation of nearly a dozen U.S. officials on an official visit to Japan, where they will attend the funeral of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo before traveling to the Republic of Korea.  What You Need To Know Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Japan to attend the funeral of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo next week before traveling to the Republic of Korea Abe was shot to death in July on a street in western Japan by a gunman who opened fire on…

Japan, Canada Wrap Western Pacific Drills with U.S., USS Tripoli Underway in South China Sea

Noble Raven – JMSDF helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH-183) and destroyer JS Takanami (DD-110), RCN frigate HMCS Vancouver (FFH331) destroyer USS Higgins (DDG-76) and replenishment ship USNS Rappahannock (T-AO-204) conduct a joint sail during exercise Noble Raven. Japan, Canada and the United States wrapped up Noble Raven 22 this week, an exercise that took place in the waters from Guam to the South China Sea, according to a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force news release. The exercise, which included tactical training, began on Aug. 30 and featured JMSDF helicopter destroyer JS…

Unconventional military exchanges between Germany, Japan in Asia-Pacific spark concerns on regional security, while influence is limited: expert

The German navy frigate Bayern File Photo: huanqiu.com Do the military exchanges between Germany and Japan mean that Germany will be a regular presence in the Asia-Pacific region? Will it further upset the security situation in the region? Wide concerns have been triggered after Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) said it will conduct joint training with the German Air Force on September 28 in Japanese airspace for the first time. Also, in November 2021, a German navy frigate, the European country’s first military vessel to make a port call in…

Japan, Philippines vow to beef up security cooperation

The leaders of Japan and the Philippines agreed Wednesday their countries will further strengthen cooperation in sectors such as security, energy and infrastructure, according to the Japanese government. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. also discussed regional issues including those related to the East and South China seas in their talks in New York, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said, amid China’s growing maritime assertiveness. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (R) and Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. shake hands as they meet on Sept. 21, 2022,…