Published January 12, 2012
Japanese-Filipino moments , News
You’ve heard of medical missions,Red cross disaster volunteers,and fund raisers for disaster prone areas.But, this guy is a real hero for the Filipinos affected by the Sendong typhoon. Issey Tanaka (20), went to the typhoon effected area in Cagayan de Oro from Japan to see what he can do to help the people there. His story is really something to be proud about if you’re Japanese and I really wish there are more people out there just like him. Here are parts of the article I found. “Mabuhay” ka Issey Tanaka and I hope you will keep doing what you are doing, and if you ever read this blog, I wish to join your cause.
For Issey Tanaka, showing sympathy doesn’t end in offering prayers or in a heartfelt expression of support.
Because for him, it means going where the tragedy is, despite the distance.
So he went all the way to Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City from his homeland Japan to spend the holidays and spread cheer in Sendong-hit areas.
Tanaka, 20, embarked on this seemingly impossible mission to personally see the devastation Sendong brought so he could identify what he can do for the victims.
“I want to help people. I wanted to contribute and I want to promote to the Japanese people, let them know of what’s going on in the Philippines,” Tanaka told Yahoo! Southeast Asia in an interview.
With sheer will and some money from his supportive parents, Tanaka flew to PH. He tapped Xavier University which agreed to temporarily adopt him while doing his volunteer duties.
To read more of the article, Click here.
Published December 28, 2011
If you can remember my post during October about the free round-trip tickets to Japan (If not, here it is), well that is now trashed according to the Japanese Tourism Agency (JTA).
…was not approved as a governmental draft budget of FY 2012.
I was very disappointed when I heard this news in Japanprobe. As disappointing as it may sound lets just pass this misfortune and continue the support to the Japanese agency and most definitely the support for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami.
Published December 19, 2011
News , Timeline
So the N.Korean leader died of a stroke Sunday on his way to visiting areas in his beloved state. The next heir is to be his son Kim Jong-un which is only in his late 20’s. Now, Japan is preparing or lets say the other Asian nation are preparing for the worst and hopeful that the death of Kim Jong-il’s death will not affect the peace and stability of the Korean peninsula. If you ask me, I don’t think his son (Kim Jong-un) will be capable of running a country and if that is true then the people who will be running are the Generals or the Commanders of their large military which can result into a coup. We will just have to wait and see. There was a game not so long ago that foretold that Kim Jong-il’s death will lead into a state of pretty much chaos everywhere. I’ll post this ‘Homefront’ trailer here. Though it seems farfetched, anything is possible.
If you want to read more articles click here and here. Both are Yahoo! news articles.
(picture is from Jprobe)
Published December 7, 2011
News , Timeline
I was skimming through yahoo news and one the headlines talked about China beginning to prepare their navy for combat. I don’t know what to come up with after reading the article in which particularly states that any country in the world has the right to prepare their military for any form of threat.But, it also states that the U.S has no problem with China building their military power but to do it in a transparent way. So, now I am a bit confused what to come up with the article but one question comes to my mind. “Is this a new war?” I guess we will have to wait and find out. Ill update this blog with more news about this. Thanks for the time reading this post. Also new videos and random stuff on the way !!
By the way, Ill post a video of China’s first aircraft carrier.
Published October 24, 2011
Ok, so lets get out of the excitement from Battlefield 3 for a bit and here is an article I found which is pretty interesting..well interesting for me that is.
Did you know that the new Philippine currency pesos has been judged as one of the best currency series series in the world by the International Association of Currency Affars (Iaca).
According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer:
The set of new peso notes, called the “New Generation Currency (NGC)” series, was one of two finalists for best new currencies in the world in a worldwide contest organized by the International Association of Currency Affairs
Though the new pesos was recalled because of two mistakes, that didn’t stop it for having an award:
The critics said the new peso notes had errors in design, and urged the BSP to recall the series.Some of the errors cited were the allegedly inaccurately designed Philippine map and the wrong color used for the beak of the blue-naped parrot featured in the 500 peso note.
It was said to be an artist rendition. You can read more about this by click here.
In my opinion, those new bills were pretty awesome. They were really bright in color and really nice to look at. Though I only saw bills of the 50 pesos and a 20 pesos which were red and orange, they were still beautiful to look at.
Published October 12, 2011
Hi viewers..You probably heard about this already but I’ll post it again anyways..
Due to the tsunami that happend to Fukushima and that nuclear plant melt down, waves of foreigners left the country (Japan) from the radioactive scare. Now the Japan Tourism Agency proposed a campaign to get back the amount of tourism it use to have. Here is an article of the report.
The Japanese government is planning to give away 10,000 free roundtrip tickets to foreigners by next year, in an attempt to boost its tourism industry that was badly affected by twin disasters in March.The program, which is subject to approval from the government’s budget department, is expected to start on April 2012, according to the Japan Tourism Agency.
The agency said it plans to put up a website where interested travelers can submit applications.
The would-be visitors will be required to explain in detail their travel plans and what their expectations are on their trip to Japan.
Read more here.
So, for those who always wanted to go to Japan no matter where your from, wait for the sign-up on April in 2012 and maybe yoyou’ll be lucky!!
To add. I think you have to pay for your accommodation and food but the round-trip ticker is all paid for.
Published June 18, 2011
This is a post I found in japanprobe. For me, this beats all stalkers I have posted.
A 55-year-old unemployed man was arrested in Tokyo because he had a very strange hobby. He would approach elementary school girls on the street and ask them to provide him with saliva samples for his “research.” If girls agreed, he would film them as they spit into cups.
Since 2005, Tokyo police had received 125 complaints from residents who were disturbed by the man’s behavior. According to police sources, the man told them that he collected to spit for his own sexual gratification. The man said he’d been doing this for 17 years and had collected spit from 500 little girls.
The local kids had a nickname for him: “Mister Give-Me-Spit” (つばくれおじさん).
While the guy may have been creepy, was he really committing a crime? He didn’t force girls to give him spit. An article on J-Cast notes that a lot of Japanese netizens reacted to the news by questioning the legal grounds under which police arrested the man. A police spokesman explained that the man was violating the following section Tokyo’s Nuisance Prevention Ordinance: