Japan Cancels Visas Issued in the Philippines and 40 Other Countries

Via NHK: Japan has cancelled visas issued in the Philippines, plus 40 other countries, in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19. Visas issued by Japanese embassies in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Israel, Qatar, Bahrain, Iran, Egypt, as well as South Korea, China, and most European nations.

Local Brand Inspi Philippines Called Out for Selling Stolen Art

Today, on why we can’t have nice things: local brand Inspi Philippines has been called out by both Pinoy and international artists for stealing art and printing them on t-shirts for profit. Inspi Philippines has also been systematically deleting comments and banning users from their Facebook page with regards to the art theft. Inspi Philippines…

ONE OK ROCK EYE OF THE STORM ASIA TOUR 2020 Live in Manila Announced!

ONE OK ROCK is back for the highly anticipated EYE OF THE STORM ASIA TOUR 2020 Live in Manila, presented by AEG Presents and PULP Live World. The concert is slated for 20th May 2020 at the Araneta Coliseum. Tickets are priced at:Platinum – P8,500Gold – P7,000Patron A – P6,500Patron B – P5,500Box A –…

Notorious Japanese Manga Pirate Arrested at NAIA

Via SORA News: Romi Hoshino, known as online as Zakay Romi and founder of Japan’s most notorious manga-sharing website, was arrested at Ninoy Aquino International Airport as he attempted to board a connecting flight to Hong Kong. Hoshino is believed to have been the man behind Manga Mura which regularly uploaded manga scans without obtaining…

Cosplay Mania 2019 Reveals Full Guest Line-Up!

Cosplay Mania 2019 ushers in a New Decade of Excitement as the event assembles an unbelievable line-up of guests from Japan and Star Cosplayers from around the world. Witness an amazing show as top Japanese Anime Artistes hold an awe-inspiring concert on September 28-29, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center Manila! Cosplay Mania 2019September 28-29,…

Three Designs by Pinoy Artists Selected for UTGP Pokemon Line

Three Filipino designers had their work selected from more than 18,000 entries submitted all over the world for the 2019 Uniqlo Tee Grand Prix (UTGP) Pokemon Collection! HNLee, Dana Asahan, and CTRLD were selected for their Dark Pokemon, Jigglypuff, and Pikachu designs, respectively. Congratulations to you all and we look forward to more creations from…

Tamiya Releases Exclusive Philippine “Dyipne” Mini 4WD

Tamiya and Brickyard have released a the special edition “Dyipne” Mini 4WD kit to commemorate the Tamiya Mini 4WD Asia Challenge slated in Manila from 20th to 23rd June 2019. The 1/32 Scale Mini 4WD Rev Series Tamiya with FM-A Chassis. It also highlights an easy snap together assembly with no glue required, 4:2:1 Gear, and stock…

Japan Foundation Manila Closes Library Permanently

Via Primer: The Japan Foundation Manila has announced that its Library will permanently cease operation effective 16th May 2019. The JFM offices — located at the 23rd floor of the Pacific Star Building (Makati Ave. corner Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave., Makati City) will also undergo revonations to better accomodate the needs of Japanese culture…

Top Filipina Skater Cites “Yuri!!! on ICE” as Inspiration

Filipino skaters bagged 103 medals from the recently concluded Skate Asia 2018 competition in Bangkok, Thailand. Among them was thirteen-year-old Justine Gabrielle Lim who won first place in 7 events. “I tried many sports from tennis to badminton to swimming. Then I decided to check out figure skating after I watched the anime called “Yuri…

Villa Escudero Featured in Gundam Build Divers

Today, on things we found on the internet: popular Philippine tourist spot Villa Escudero has been featured in a recent episode of Gundam Build Divers. That’s it — that’s the post.

Manga About Jose Rizal Serialised Online!

A manga about Philippine National Hero Jose Rizal has been released on the anniversary of his birthday. The eponymous “Jose Rizal” tells of how he inspired a revolution against Spanish rule. Matsui Takahiro wrote the storyline, while Ryo Konno was in charge of the illustrations. Publisher TORICO said this is the first manga written about…