• Japan Events and Festivals (March 2021)

    Japan has countless events and festivals that take place all year round. We listed below the Japanese events and festivals March to help you plan your perfect itinerary! Before jumping

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  • Japanese UPCOMING Events and Festivals

    Japan has countless events and festivals that take place all year round. We listed below the Japanese events and festivals February to help you plan your perfect itinerary! Before jumping

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  • Chinese New Year 2021

    When is Chinese New Year 2021? – February 12 The Chinese New Year of 2021 falls on February 12th (Friday), and the festival will last to February 26th, about 15 days in total.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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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

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Reclassification of Cannabis

Joint DDB-PDEA Statement on the Reclassification of Cannabis Following the decision of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (UN-CND) to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (the “Convention”), the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) would like to enlighten the public on its limited implications to our

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Travel Restrictions In the Philippines

Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in the Philippines – updated 19 January 2021 A ban on non-Philippine citizens arriving from countries officially reporting cases of the new COVID-19 variant remains in effect through 31 January 2021. Filipino nationals, spouses or children of nationals, and residents returning from abroad are exempt from the entry ban, and may be subject to quarantine for a maximum of

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Japanese UPCOMING Events and Festivals

Japan has countless events and festivals that take place all year round. We listed below the Japanese events and festivals February to help you plan your perfect itinerary! Before jumping down to the events and festivals let’s learn a little more about Japan’s weather and tradition for February. February like January the weather is still cold and probably it is

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January Events in Japan

Events Venue Date Time Location Okera Mairi: Old Year’s Eve at Yasaka-jinja Shrine Yasaka Shrine 31 Dec – 1 Jan 2021 7:00 PM-5:00AM Kyoto Nijo-jo Castle Garden Special Opening Nijo Castle 1 Jan – 3 Jan 2021 10:00AM-4:00PM Kyoto Sendai Pageant of Starlight Kotodai Park 18 Dec – 11 Jan 2021 5:30PM-10:00P Sendai Saga Light Fantasy 29 Oct – 11

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New Year In Japan

New Year’s is celebrated in numerous ways by people living in different countries all around the world, and Japan is no exception. Within Japan itself, there are traditional and modern ways to ring in the new year, with everything from special decorations and greetings cards, to special soba noodles and shopping deals. Japanese New Years Traditions Includes: Hatsumode Hatsumōde (初詣 hatsumōde) is the

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How Filipino Celebrate New Year’s Eve

We now live in modern times, and yet some traditions can’t be easily erased—not in a superstitious country like the Philippines. Filipinos’ celebration of New Year’s Eve remains to be a remarkable one because of the combination of traditional ways with modern trends. It creates a celebration that is full of life, vibrancy, and familiarity. For expats, it’s not that

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Christmas in the Philippines

Christmas in the Philippines (Filipino: Pasko sa Pilipinas), one of two predominantly Catholic countries in Asia (the other one being East Timor), is one of the biggest holidays in the island. The country celebrates the world’s longest Christmas season, with Christmas carols heard as early as September and lasting variously until either Epiphany, the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, or the Feast of the Santo Niño on the third Sunday of

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