Celebrating 60 Years of Philippine Japan Friendship with AKB48

Celebrating 60 Years of Philippine Japan Friendship with AKB48 60 years of anything is a feat worthy of the record books. In 2016, the Philippines and Japan achieves an impressive milestone - 60 years of diplomatic relations. These six decades are supported by economic, political, and technological cooperation as well as strong tourism and trade…

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Barangay 143: New prime-time basketball anime to arrive in PH in 2017

It only makes perfect sense for a basketball anime to make landfall in the Pearl of the Orient. Barangay 143 will be a gritty Manila-based basketball anime to air in the Philippines next year. Who'd have thought? Barangay 143 will be produced by the partnership of Singapore-based media company August Media Holdings, Japanese national broadcaster TV Asahi, and of…

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ToyCon 2016

Hey geeks, nerds, and toy collectors -- ToyCon2016 is this weekend! The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention is Asia's longest running convention for everything that we geeks love and crave. Look forward to collectibles, toys, anime, comics, games and anything and everything related to hobbies and collections -- this is the BIGGEST pop culture…

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Spinning Manila: J-Pop Live – Celebrating Friendship with Music!

Spinning Manila: J-Pop Live Spinning Manila: J-Pop Live is just one of the many activities co-organized by the Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) and the Embassy of Japan to celebrate 2016 as Japan-Philippines Friendship year. 2016 is the 60th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Philippines. It is also the 20th anniversary…

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Is the Arcade Culture Really Dying in the Philippines?

So some recent discussion on one of the geeky Facebook groups that I'm on has left me both a little uncomfortable and very curious. An article entitled "Why arcades continue to survive in Japan" was published on Flipgeeks on January 25. I do have my own opinions on the matter, especially since Japan is one of the countries that I have decided to specialize…

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