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What is the Salary of an OFW in Japan?

Many Filipinos aim to work abroad for the various opportunities they can take advantage of. And among the many countries Filipinos can choose from, Japan is among the popular ones because it is quite near the Philippines and the culture in Japan, in some ways, are the same as ours in the Philippines. In this post, [...]

List Holidays in Japan this 2020

Japan, as we all know, is among those countries (especially in Asia) that have rich and enduring cultural idiosyncrasies and traditions. Because of this, one might think that they have a lot of public events observed as official holidays. However, that is not the case in Japan, as they only have 16 public holidays.  And [...]

Gov't to Extend JPY 300,000 Cash Aid to Each Household in Need

On Friday (April 3), Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party announced that the government will provide 300,000 yen in cash to each household suffering from falling incomes amid the spread of the new coronavirus. This decision was agreed upon after LDP policy chief Fumio Kishida suggested to the prime minister that 300,000 [...]

Gov't Prepares to Declare a State of Emergency over Virus

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to spike in the capital, Tokyo, and other parts of the country, the government on Monday (April 6) began preparations for the declaration of a state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak.  In line with this, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was expected to convene with a panel of experts advising [...]

Government Steps Up Coronavirus Efforts by Requesting Self-Isolation for All Visitors

As the WHO announced that the number of coronavirus infections globally is expected to hit over a million in the next few days, Japan’s government has decided to request all travelers entering the country to self-quarantine for two weeks, due to the coronavirus pandemic and to contain the spread of the virus in the country through local [...]

'Road to Tokyo Olympics' Threatened by COVID-19 Pandemic

As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hundreds of thousands infected already, experts are starting to question the likelihood of the Tokyo Olympics being held under normal conditions when the Games kick off in less than 150 days. To add pressure to the situation, on Friday (March 13), US [...]

Gov't Issues Medical Guidelines to Address Rise COVID-19 Infections

On Monday (February 17), Japan’s health ministry issued several guidelines for when people with symptoms consistent with the new coronavirus should consult medical institutions, as the country steps up efforts to contain its spread with more cases, even among medical staff, confirmed. Recently, the number of infections was reported to be at 454, as 99 new [...]

Number of Filipinos Infected with COVID-19 on Japan Cruise Ship Rises to 27

As fears of a community spread of the COVID-19 in the Philippines are being addressed by the government at the moment, new infections on board the Japanese cruise ship, Diamond Princess, involving Filipinos have been confirmed by the Department of Health (DOH).   The latest figures from the DOH reveal 16 new cases who tested positive for the [...]

Filipino Seafarer Among 10 People Found Positive with N-CoV Aboard Japan Cruise Ship

A Filipino seafarer was among the 10 people on a Japan cruise ship who tested positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCov). Aside from the Filipino, there were three people each from Japan and Hong Kong, two Australians, and one American, who tested positive for the highly contagious virus. However, none of them had severe symptoms, according [...]

5 Most Popular Shrines to Visit in Japan on New Year

Thinking of what to do over the holidays in Japan? Hatsumode. This is the first shrine or temple visit of the new year, which is traditionally pursued by people in Japan.  ALSO READ: Kyoto Remains No. 1 Best City Outside Tokyo And if you’re wondering when this takes place, it’s from December 31-January 3, which is when [...]