Category Archives: japan

Banana exports to Japan up by 7% from January to May 2018

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Aug) – Banana exports from the Philippines to Japan reached 679,967 metric tons from January to May 2018, growing 7% from 634,191 MT recorded during the same period last year. Stephen Antig, executive director of the Philippine Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA), said in an email on Tuesday that […]

Consumer groups in Japan monitor campaign on “Ethical bananas” from Philippines

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 August) — Civil society organizations and consumer groups in Japan will start a monitoring system on bananas exported from the Philippines, following the launch of “Ethical Banana” campaign last July 28 in Tokyo to promote environmental protection and social justice for the Filipino farmers. Chinkie Pelino-Golle, Executive Director of the […]

Duterte on ‘Comfort Women’ monument: it’s freedom of expression

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) — President Rodrigo Duterte acknowledges Japan as the largest contributor of aid to the Philippines and thanked it again during Monday’s turnover here of Japan’s donation of 26 units of Mitsubishi Montero to the Philippine National Police (PNP) for use as patrol cars. But on the issue of the […]

Visiting Japan

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gets a warm welcome upon his arrival at the Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan on October 30, 2017 for a two-day official visit. Accompanying the President are his partner Honeylet Avanceña and their daughter Veronica. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Exporters hope Duterte can ask Japan to lower tariffs on Philippine bananas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 October) — The executive director of the  Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) hopes President Rodrigo Duterte will be able to encourage the Japanese government to relax if not lift the imposition of hefty taxes on Philippine bananas during his two-day working visit in Japan. Duterte and his economic team will […]

From ‘Little Tokyo’ to Tokyo, Japan: historical bond, shared journey

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 October) — Few Dabawenyos know that Davao City and Japan share a rich historical bond. More than a century ago, there was a thriving community of around 30,000 Japanese in Barangay Mintal, then the city’s economic center. What remains of the community a century later are a few Japanese mementos, […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Welcoming Prime Minister Abe. 12 Jan 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk OPENING STATEMENTS OF PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE AND  JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE  AT THE SUMMIT MEETING [Aguinaldo State Dining Room, Malacañan Palace  | 12 […]

Abe’s visit to strengthen PH-Japanese relations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Jan) – The two-day visit of Japanese Prime Shinzō Abe will bring the relationship of Philippines and Japan to a new level. Romeo Montenegro, director for investment promotion and public affairs of Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), told a press conference Wednesday that the stronger Philippine-Japan relations will specifically benefit Mindanao in […]

Abe’s visit to strengthen PH-Japanese relations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Jan) – The two-day visit of Japanese Prime Shinzō Abe will bring the relationship of Philippines and Japan to a new level. Romeo Montenegro, director for investment promotion and public affairs of Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), told a press conference Wednesday that the stronger Philippine-Japan relations will specifically benefit Mindanao in […]

Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan

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It’s the most frantic pedestrian crossing in the entire world. Movies like “The Fast and the Furious” and “Lost in Translation” have featured this very busy, famous intersection. The Shibuya Crossing, also referred to…

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PAL passengers bound for Japan stranded in Davao; scammed by travel agency

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 06 January)  – Passengers of Philippine Airlines bound for Nagoya, Japan via Manila on Thursday and Friday were stranded at the F. Bangoy International Airport (formerly Davao International Airport) here after they were scammed allegedly by a travel agency. Alvin Zulueta, 22, a passenger of a 9 a.m. flight bound for Manila […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: PTV-4’s interview. 29 Dec 2016

Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk PTV 4’s ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE [Malacañan Palace | 29 December 2016] Rocky Ignacio: Kumusta na po kayo? PRESIDENT DUTERTE: Kumusta ho kayo Ms. Ignacio? At Alvin, kumusta ka? Alvin Baltazar: Okay naman po, Mr. President. PRESIDENT DUTERTE: We’re celebrating New Year in about few hours from now. Before I […]

Japan in Davao

The Boeing 747 of Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force is towed at the tarmac of the Davao International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, 20 Dec 2016. A 27-member delegation was reported to be at the DIA to inspect its facilities in preparation for the visit of Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the city January next year. […]

How to pay your Philippine travel taxes online

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Here in the Philippines, individuals who leave the country need to pay travel taxes. The Philippine travel tax is actually a levy imposed by the government. Filipino citizens, foreign passport holders and non-immigrant foreign…

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DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Arrival from Japan

PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE PRESIDENTIAL NEWS DESK ARRIVAL STATEMENT  OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE  ON HIS OFFICIAL VISIT TO JAPAN [Delivered at Davao International Airport | 27 October 2016] I am glad to be back from my official trip to Japan. My meetings in Tokyo were productive with specific gains in various areas of economic, socio-political […]

MILF Thankful for Japan-funded Youth and Children Center

Cotabato City – The Chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) expressed his sincerest appreciation and gratitude to Japanese Ambassador who turned-over the Japan-funded Youth and Children Center in Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on March 15, 2016. Japanese Ambassador in the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa formally turned-over Darapanan Youth and Children Center, a project […]