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Kapamilya Konek Upclose and Personal With a TFC Star

Join Kapamilya Konek this June with Philippines’ Big Band Crooner Richard Poon. June 20, 2009/1:00 – 5:00 pm Kawasaki Kyouiku Bunka Kaikan Kanagawa Ken, Kawasaki Shi, Kawasaki ku, Fujimi June…

Philippine Society in Japan, Nagoya Chapter (PSJNC) officers inducted

Ms. Ana Marie L. Hernando, Vice-Consul of the Philippine Consulate General’s Office in Osaka was the inducting officer and inspirational speaker at the recently concluded Iinduction ceremony and party of…

Ai-Ai invades Japan on TFC’s 15th year

No less than the Philippines’ Box Office Queen and Comedy Diva, Ai-Ai delas Alas, is set to take center stage at the Sun Pearl Arakawa on March 7 to celebrate…

Get to know more about Japan with Tokyo City

Japanese culture is something unique and somewhat you will need to learn if you decided to move and live in Japan. The prior lesson can be the studies of how…

Of Birds and the Bees: Celebrating Life, the Feline Way

By Ellen Taleon In Japan, I am now living life as a foreigner with my three increasingly Japanized children, my husband, two cats and two hamsters as part of our…

Easy Japanese with Katherine – Episode 2

Seems like a very long word, doesn’t it? And yet this is one of the most often heard expressions you will hear in conversations. This expression is used to mean…

How to deal with guilt

Question: I am a new mother, and my daughter is only 5 months old. Because I have to go back to work, the only way for me to do that…

Filipinas are popular as brides to Japanese

BD Tutor, Jr. More and more Japanese, mostly men, are tying the knot with foreigners. Over-all, 5% of all marriages recorded in Japan in 2005 were between a Japanese and…

Philippine food festival to be launched in Tokyo

Philippine food will be the centerpiece of a promotional extravaganza in Tokyo named Best of Philippine Cuisine, which will kick off with a formal dinner at the residence of Philippine…

Conferido talks on delay in caregiver deployment

Interview by Benigno D. Tutor, Jr. Philippine Labor Attache Reydeluz D. Conferido has been through the most tumultuous time in his Tokyo stint, arduously trying to shore up the country’s…

Nikkeijins find their way to their forefathers’ home

… but find out there’s still a long way to go Benigno D. Tutor, Jr. Japanese descendants working for a Canon subcontractor in Ibaraki Pref. celebrate Christmas together as one…

Undocumented Filipinos cross the great divide in Japan

…or how ‘overstayers’ acquire legal status in Japan B.D. Tutor, Jr. Up to the mid-90’s when Japan’s bubble economy was screeching to a halt, various official and unofficial sources have…

So Do You Speak English?

This was a true incident, which happened very, very recently: At a coffee shop in Tokyo. Pinay: “I would like a CAFÉ LATTE please.” Waitress: )($)#$#(*+****%&’’((()”#$ – well, you know…

The Philippine-Japan Media Feted in Tokyo

Benigno D. Tutor, Jr. The Department of Tourism in Tokyo, headed by Benito “Bong” Bengzon Jr., hosted a party for some 20 members of the Philippine media in Japan at…

Filipino English Teachers Take First Step to Unite

Some 30 Filipino English teachers employed as Assistant Language Teachers (ALT’s) by the public school boards of education, as regular English teachers in private schools or as self-employed tutors, attended…