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These Are the World's Most Powerful Passports for 2021

According to the Henley Passport Index.
Remember the days of making an itinerary, planning those Instagram-worthy OOTDs, and waiting excitedly at the airport with your passport in hand? Me neither. With so many countries around the world about to enter lockdown once again, the COVID-19 pandemic has forever
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Good News: Applications for 2021 Japanese Government Scholarships Are Now Open

Keep in mind: The deadline is on Friday, February 5, 2021.
For many years now, the Japanese Government has welcomed Filipinos and other nationals from all over the world to study in Japan through six different scholarship programs: Teacher Training, Japanese Studies, Undergraduate Student, Research Student, Specialized Training, and College of Technology. These
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This Is Not a Drill: Omotesando Koffee Is Opening in Manila

The famous Japanese coffee spot is coming to our shores!
True-blue coffeeheads would know you can get some of the best cups of joe at Japan's OMOTESANDO KOFFEE. If you miss traveling but are looking to get the OMOTESANDO KOFFEE experience, we've got good news: we've gotten word that the coffee spot
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8 of the Coolest Starbucks to Visit in Japan

They're all definitely IG-worthy.
With over 30,000 retail locations all over the world, Starbucks remains as the largest coffee chain to beat. Though most of their branches sport modern designs, they're also known for building one-of-a-kind concept stores every once in a while. Japan, in particular,
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Starbucks Japan Will Soon Open Its First Sign Language Store

This branch will have 19 hearing-impaired employees, out of the 25 staff members.
Starbucks Coffee Japan Ltd says it will open a branch in Kunitachi, western Tokyo, and this will be the first Starbucks store in Japan operated using sign language ability for its hearing-impaired customers. According to a report by Kyodo News, this Starbucks
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You Have to See This Gorgeous Starbucks Set in a Greenhouse

We're definitely adding this to our bucket list!
Remember when we rounded up the 10 most beautiful Starbucks’ in the world? Well it looks like another contender just came up in Japan, and there’s no denying how breathtaking it is. Introducing Starbucks Hana Biyori, a cafe immersed in a greenhouse! Surrounded
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Japan Might Cover Half the Cost of Your Trip to Encourage Your Next Visit

The country has allocated a budget of $12.5 billion to revive its tourism sector.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shake the entire world, travel has been mandatorily put on pause. But as countries slowly reopen their cities and hold on to the hope of recovering, Japan is making a move in an effort to breathe new life
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Here's What Tokyo Is Like During COVID-19, From the Lens of a Filipino Photographer

"I never expected to see Shibuya and Shinjuku looking like this—almost like a ghost town."
For many travelers, a vacation in Tokyo, Japan is incomplete without seeing the bustling streets of the iconic Shibuya Crossing.Surrounded by huge digital billboards and buildings and located in front of the Shibuya train station, the sprawling intersection is popular with tourists
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Japan Suspends Visas Issued in the Philippines Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Starting this Saturday, previously issued single and multiple-entry Japanese visas will be invalidated.
The Japanese government on Friday has decided to invalidate visas issued in the Philippines prior to March 27, 2020. This visa suspension starts on Saturday, March 28, following the public health crisis posed by COVID-19. On their official Facebook page, the Philippine Embassy
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You Can Now Attend Tokyo Fashion Week Right in the Comfort of Your Home

You can practice social distancing and not miss a second of style.
The COVID-19 outbreak has postponed or cancelled a slew of global events—and even the upcoming Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo, Japan's biggest style showcase, hasn't been spared. The good news, though, is that its organizers have found a brilliant solution: Starting March 16,
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Philippines Won't Be Imposing Travel Ban to Japan, Singapore, Italy, and Iran

They've been declared as medium risks for now.
After partialy lifting the travel ban on South Korea, the Philippines has also held off on imposing restrictions to Japan, Iran, Italy, and Singapore for now amid the coronavirus outbreak.According to DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III, the following countries are only currently
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Japan Cancels Cherry Blossom Festivals Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Better safe than sorry.
Traveling to Japan soon? If you're visiting the country in hopes to join in on the nationwide cherry blossom festivals scheduled this season, you may want to rethink your itinerary.In light of the growing COVID-19 outbreak, traditional spring festivals in Tokyo and
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Philippines May Impose Travel Ban on Japan Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

The government had earlier imposed a travel ban on South Korea.
On February 27, health secretary Francisco Duque said the Philippines may include Japan in a travel ban to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Department of Health had earlier issued a travel ban on South Korea, preventing Filipinos from visiting the country.According to Duque,