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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
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
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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Financial publication Global Finance has just published its annual list of the world's best cities to live in. This year, three out of the 10 in the ranking were Asian cities—with Tokyo, Japan on the top of the list. Global Finance also looked
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,
These are not your typical tourist spots.
Isolation is rubbing off on us. All these months in quarantine, secluded in our homes, is proving to be a welcome reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city life. Social distancing is likely going to be the new normal for months,
We can't wait to relive the magic!
With all the things happening this year, it's as if 2020 was stretched into a whole decade. We just can't wait for it to be over, and we'll take any good news that's about the not-so-distant future. Take for example a confirmation
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
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
You may have to shelve your Japan travel plans for a little while longer.
Is Japan first on your bucket list once air travel resumes normal operations? Sorry to burst your bubble, but it looks like you'll have to put that dream on hold for now. Japan has extended their entry ban to 11 more countries—including
This lovely sight was caught on video and is currently going viral on social media.
If you’re one of the many whose scheduled flight to Japan for sakura viewing got cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, then you’re gonna want to see this!Kazuki Ikeda, a Japanese photographer who was doing an engagement photo shoot for a couple
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
"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
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
You could be a "hidden carrier" of the coronavirus.
According to rhinologists in the United Kingdom, people who lose their sense of smell or taste could be "hidden carriers" of COVID-19. The partial shutdown of the olfactory and gustatory systems are called anosmia or hyposmia, which was reported to have been
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,
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
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
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,
You don't need to go to Japan or Korea for your cherry blossom fix!
In a few weeks' time, your social media feed will be pink with sakura or cherry blossoms from your friends' trips to Japan or Korea. Not everyone has the luxury of a spring break, but a quick glance at the trees in