71 people accredited for Olympics test positive for Covid-19

  TOKYO (Anadolu/PNA) – A total of 71 people accredited for the Tokyo Olympics have tested positive for Covid-19, organizers said on Tuesday, just days before the start of the major sports event. Among those who tested positive were athletes, officials, and volunteers. On Monday, two athletes tested positive for coronavirus in the Olympic village. Czech … Continue reading


PH batch of Olympians in Tokyo ‘strong’: Ramirez

  Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez (File photo) TOKYO (PNA)– For Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez, three times could be a charm. Ramirez owns the distinction as the only chairperson since the PSC’s establishment in 1990 to be at the helm of the sports agency in three Olympics—his first in Beijing 2008, followed … Continue reading


Japan provides P143-M in scholarships for young Pinoy officials

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Japanese government is providing 329 million yen (approximately PHP143 million) in scholarships for young and “highly capable” Filipino government officials who want to pursue a postgraduate degree in Japan. On Tuesday, Ambassador Koshikawa Kazuhiko and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. signed and exchanged notes on … Continue reading


Japanese Prime Minister lauds President Duterte for articulating arbitral ruling in 75th UNGA

By Azer Parrocha  May 19, 2021, 11:02 pm Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide (Anadolu photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has lauded the Philippines’ “principled position” on the 2016 arbitral ruling that President Rodrigo Duterte uttered at the High-Level General Debate of the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September last year. Suga … Continue reading


Japan hosts 1st int’l sports tournament amid pandemic

ISTANBUL (Anadolu/PNA)– Japan has hosted the first international sports organization since the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, local media reported. A total of 30 gymnasts from Japan, the United States, Russia and China took part in the first major international competition held in Japan that includes athletes arriving from overseas, Kyodo news reported on Sunday. … Continue reading


JICA releases 1st tranche of ¥50-B post-disaster loan to PH

JICA releases 1st tranche of ¥50-B post-disaster loan to PH By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA – The Japanese embassy in Manila on Wednesday announced the disbursement of 10 billion yen or about PHP4.63 billion of Japan’s total 50 billion yen post-disaster loan to the Philippines. “JICA disbursed ¥10 billion out of the ¥50-B Post-Disaster Standby … Continue reading


3 more countries help find missing Livestock 1 crew: DOLE

3 more countries help find missing Livestock 1 crew: DOLE By Ferdinand Patinio  Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Three countries have responded to the Philippines’ request to help the search and rescue operation for the missing crew, including 36 Filipinos, of Gulf Livestock 1 which sunk off the coast of Japan … Continue reading


Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada to welcome the new Prime Minister of Japan

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada to welcome the new Prime Minister of Japan September 16, 2020Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to welcome the new Prime Minister of Japan, Suga Yoshihide: “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Suga Yoshihide on becoming the Prime Minister … Continue reading