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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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Philippines Travel App

Smartphone technology is being harnessed to restart and reinvigorate the Philippines’ travel and tourism industry, which has been almost in total lockdown as the rest of the country because of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) launched recently the smartphone application Travel Philippines that would put in the travelers’ palms all

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Cannabis Update

Asia Pacific cannabis market is expected to reach US$ 22,870.6 million by 2027 from US$ 2,318.6 million in 2019 The market is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of 28. 6% from 2020 to 2027. The growth of the Asia Pacific cannabis market is attributed to increasing research on medical cannabis and rising cannabis industry in Southeast Asia. In recent

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