• Kadayawan Festival

    The Kadayawan Festival is an annual festival in the city of Davao in the Philippines. Its name derives from the friendly greeting “Madayaw”, from the Dabawenyo word meaning good, valuable, superior or beautiful. The festival is a celebration of

    Read more »
  • Hiroshima Memorial Day

    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony is an annual Japanese vigil. Every August 6, “A-Bomb Day”, the city of Hiroshima holds the Peace Memorial Ceremony to console the victims of the atomic bombs and to pray

    Read more »
  • Sea Day (Umi No Hi)

    Marine Day (海の日, Umi no Hi), also known as “Ocean Day” or “Sea Day”, is a Japanese national holiday usually celebrated on the third Monday in July. In 2020, the holiday will be observed

    Read more »
  • Top 15 Islands in Luzon

    Luzon is the largest and most populous island in the Philippines. It is ranked 15th largest in the world by land area. Located in the northern portion of the archipelago, it is the economic and political center of

    Read more »
  • Best time to travel in the Philippines

    The Philippines are most popular during the dry season, between November and April. At this time the country is fully accessible, including its many beautiful islands and more remote areas.

    Read more »
  • Seasons in Japan

    As Japan is a long collection of islands stretching out over thousands of kilometers, the climate varies considerably from the northern island of Hokkaido (summer mild and short; winters long

    Read more »

DDB Eases Procedures for Accessing Medicines Classified as Dangerous Drugs

Patients with legitimate medical needs can now access locally unregistered medicines containing dangerous drugs after approval of a Regulation by the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB). In consultation with concerned agencies including the Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the DDB approved Board Regulation No. 8, Series of 2019 providing for the issuance of a license

Read more

September Weather in Japan

City Average Daytime High Average Nighttime Low Rainy/Snowy Days Early Month Late Month Sunny Days Early Month Late Month Sapporo 22 C (72 F) 14 C (57 F) 30% 35% 50% 55% Tokyo 27 C (81 F) 21 C (70 F) 35% 40% 40% 35% Takayama 26 C (79 F) 16 C (61 F) 40% 40% 45% 45% Osaka 29 C (84 F) 21 C (70 F) 30% 35% 60% 50% Fukuoka 28 C (82 F) 21 C (70 F)

Read more

Kadayawan Festival

The Kadayawan Festival is an annual festival in the city of Davao in the Philippines. Its name derives from the friendly greeting “Madayaw”, from the Dabawenyo word meaning good, valuable, superior or beautiful. The festival is a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living. Previously, this festival held in the third week of August

Read more

Mountain Day in Japan

In May 2014, it was announced that Mountain Day will be celebrated as a public holiday every August 11, beginning in 2016. Supporters of the holiday included legislator Seishiro Eto and the Japanese Alpine Club. They honor the mountains every August. The legislation states that the holiday is to provide “opportunities to get familiar with mountains and appreciate blessings from mountains. Why

Read more

Hiroshima Memorial Day

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony is an annual Japanese vigil. Every August 6, “A-Bomb Day”, the city of Hiroshima holds the Peace Memorial Ceremony to console the victims of the atomic bombs and to pray for the realization of lasting world peace. The ceremony is held in front of the Memorial Cenotaph in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Participants include the families of the deceased and people

Read more

August Weather in Japan

City Average Daytime High Average Nighttime Low Rainy/Snowy Days Early Month Late Month Sunny Days Early Month Late Month Sapporo 26 C (79 F) 19 C (66 F) 25% 30% 50% 50% Tokyo 31 C (88 F) 24 C (75 F) 25% 25% 55% 50% Takayama 31 C (88 F) 20 C (68 F) 35% 35% 60% 60% Osaka 33 C (91 F) 25 C (77 F) 20% 25% 70% 70% Fukuoka 32 C (90 F) 25 C (77 F)

Read more

What Are Terpenes? | Cannabis for Beginners

By now you may have heard about the cannabis plant’s most well-known compounds, THC and CBD, however, there’s more to marijuana than just its cannabinoids. Terpenes are aromatic compounds that give plants their flavor and aroma. Found in cannabis and other plants, terpenes have their own therapeutic effects, such as anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, and anti-depressive properties. Terpenes like pinene, limonene, and

Read more

Sea Day (Umi No Hi)

Marine Day (海の日, Umi no Hi), also known as “Ocean Day” or “Sea Day”, is a Japanese national holiday usually celebrated on the third Monday in July. In 2020, the holiday will be observed on Thursday, July 23. The purpose of the holiday is to give thanks to the ocean’s bounty and to consider the importance of the ocean to Japan as an island nation.

Read more
« Older Entries