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Best Japanese Snacks and Candies

There’s no denying the global popularity of Japanese snacks, led primarily by a combination of quirkiness and unusual flavor pairings. With an dizzingying assortment of Japanese candy, chips, chocolate, and other nibbles available on the market, you might be unsure where to start, so we’ve taken out the guesswork for you. We present 25 of the most popular Japanese snacks

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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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