Expats & Diplomats

Ryu Goto  
PHOTO BY Ayako Yamamoto, UMLLC

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Japanese violinist Ryu Goto is the guest performer in the opening season concert of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) under the baton of its new music director, Japanese conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura, on September 9 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) at 8 p.m.…

The Raffles’ banded langur is a shy and elusive primate that is considered critically endangered at the national level

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SINGAPORE: Raffles’ banded langur (presbytis femoralis femoralis) is getting a boost during the country’s National Day month, with the launch of a national conservation strategy for the critically endangered species. As patron of the project, Ambassador-at-Large Professor Tommy Koh, launched the initiative during a ceremony at Singapore Botanic Gardens. Some…

Artist’s rendition of  the soon-to-open Chinatown Museum

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A new cultural landmark will soon be opening at the heart of the world’s oldest Chinatown with the launch of the Philippines’ first Chinatown Museum. Located at Lucky Chinatown in Binondo, Manila, Chinatown Museum will be the first of its kind to be fully dedicated to the Filipino-Chinese community. The…

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The US Embassy in the Philippines launched its new website, ph.usembassy.gov, on Friday, featuring a more user-friendly layout, with relevant information front and center. Responding to the needs of the Embassy’s website visitors, shortcuts to visa information, US citizen services, job opportunities, and US policy are all available on the…

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Twenty bright and talented university students from the Republic of China (Taiwan) are in the Philippines until September 4 as part of the annual Taiwan Youth Ambassadorship Program. Headed by Minister Odi Shri-ren Sun, they are scheduled to stage a public performance on August 31 at 4 p.m. at the…

His Exellency Roberto Bosch, Ambassador of Argentina to the Philippines PHOTOS BY ABBY PALMONES

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As its thriving movie industry continues, the Embassy of Argentine Republic, in collaboration with the Film Development Council of the Philippines and Shangri-La Cineplex, recently held the second Argentine Film Festival (AFF) to introduce and familiarize Filipinos to the flourishing Argentine culture. “We try to show that apart from the…

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In line with its efforts to introduce Korean culture to the Philippines, the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines opens its third art exhibition for 2016 titled “Opulence: The Art of Korean Royal Palace” on September 1. The exhibit aims to present the Korean cultural heritage through the palaces of…

(From left) Junji Okabayashi, Chairman of Iki Concepts, Masahiko Teshima, President of Uma Uma Ramen Japan, and Russell Yu, Director of Iki Concepts Ltd. proudly open their first ever store in the Philippines

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MANILA’S food scene is currently brimming with new flavors and quirky concepts. One staple is ramen and most likely everyone out there has a favorite. Capturing the discriminating taste of local gastronomics is Uma Uma Ramen from Japan, which opened its first ever store in the country at Level 2,…

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The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines announces the opening of applications for the 2017 Young Leaders’ Program. Launched in 2001 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan, the Young Leaders’ Program (YLP) is a year-long academic scholarship program that aims…

Manila-born soprano Andión Fernández

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The Embassy of Spain in the Philippines and Instituto Cervantes de Manila, in collaboration with the Cultural Center of the Philippines, is set to offer a special concert of piano music and art songs. Manila-born soprano Andión Fernández and Spanish musician Alberto Urroz will take center stage at the CCP…

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