Mikas Matsuzawa
Mikas Matsuzawa
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A pilgrim’s guide to the secret world of Japan’s ‘hidden Christians’
by Mikas Matsuzawa - November 10, 2018 - 3:25pm
Uncover the secret world of Japan’s “hidden Christians” through a pilgrimage to the 12 spots listed by UNESCO as World Heritage sites.
How the Philippines made the first papal visit to Japan possible
by Mikas Matsuzawa - November 6, 2018 - 2:42pm
The Philippines might have had a role in the historic visit of Pope John Paul II to Japan.
4 spooky places in Japan that will bring the chills amid the heat
by Mikas Matsuzawa - October 31, 2018 - 2:24pm
Here are four—an unlucky number as it sounds the same as their word for death—places in Japan that could give you the goosebumps.
4 days 3 nights in Japan: What to do, where to go in Nagasaki, Kumamoto and Fukuoka
by Mikas Matsuzawa - October 30, 2018 - 12:05pm
Here are some things you can do and places to visit as you immerse yourself in Kyushu’s remarkable history and pristine nature.
4 days 3 nights in Japan: What to do, where to go in Saga and Nagasaki
by Mikas Matsuzawa - October 30, 2018 - 11:45am
Here are some things you can do in Nagasaki City—named as one of the 10 best places to visit in Asia this year by Lonely Planet—with a stop at the nearby Saga prefecture whose hot spring town carries...
Why airport passengers are asked to remove shoes at security checks, explained
by Mikas Matsuzawa - October 1, 2018 - 7:41pm
A recent video showing Rep. Aniceto "John" Bertiz III scolding a screener at NAIA has raised questions on why airport security checks sometimes require passengers to take their shoes off.
New beetle species found in expedition with Ateneo scientists named after Leonardo DiCaprio
by Mikas Matsuzawa - May 1, 2018 - 1:56pm
A new water beetle species discovered in an expedition in Borneo that Ateneo de Manila University scientists helped arrange was named after Leonardo DiCaprio.
Japanese engineers build real-life 'Transformer' that turns into sports car
by Mikas Matsuzawa - April 25, 2018 - 12:58pm
Japanese engineers have created a 12-foot humanoid robot that can walk and transform into a sports car in around a minute.
Burning questions Filipinos Googled in 2017
by Mikas Matsuzawa - December 29, 2017 - 11:43am
Drawing is the top skill Filipinos wanted to learn this year, sleeping a major worry and spirituality a prominent concern if searches on Google the past year are any indication.
'Sense8' gives sneak peek of finale special
by Mikas Matsuzawa - December 10, 2017 - 2:01pm
"Spoiler alert: It’s incredible."
Fact check: Trump's 'additional' pledge of $14.3M for Marawi; $2M for drug war
by Mikas Matsuzawa - November 16, 2017 - 10:36am
US President Donald Trump committed an additional $14.3 million for Marawi and $2 million for programs to reduce drug demand in the Philippines. These weren't new pledges.
Scientist group airs concern over PNP 'sonic weapon'
by Mikas Matsuzawa - November 15, 2017 - 9:01am
A scientist activist group condemned the use of a "sonic weapon" to disperse protesters during a rally coinciding with the ASEAN summit.
Duterte calling media 'spies' gets chuckles from Trump
by Mikas Matsuzawa - November 13, 2017 - 8:45am
US President Donald Trump laughed as President Rodrigo Duterte referred to journalists as spies after American reporters raised questions on human rights.
Pew: 69% of Filipinos trust Trump, but more oppose his trade policy
by Mikas Matsuzawa - November 5, 2017 - 5:55am
A Pew survey showed that US President Donald Trump's greatest support comes from the Philippines but many in the country also disagree with the policy directions he embraced.
Beat the super cool 'Stranger Things' retro game to unlock a new clip
by Mikas Matsuzawa - October 8, 2017 - 8:01am
Netflix released an obsessively delightful "Stranger Things" mobile game this week that evokes 90s video games nostalgia—and it can be downloaded for free.
Designer wants to give camera to whoever tweets her their best photo
by Mikas Matsuzawa - September 19, 2017 - 3:35am
A Canada-based product designer and travel enthusiast will give away her pricey camera and its accompanying lens to whoever she picks as her favorite among those who tweet her their best photo.
'Minuscule, embarrassing, unconstitutional': 32 solons oppose P1,000 CHR budget
by Mikas Matsuzawa - September 12, 2017 - 3:05pm
The House of Representatives' approval of a meager P1,000 budget for the Commission on Human Rights is "embarrassing" and virtually abolishes the constitutional body, solons opposed to the move...
Albayalde: Interpreting Duterte 'kill' remarks up to cops' judgment
by Mikas Matsuzawa - September 7, 2017 - 9:38am
The police have to rely on their judgment call in deciphering what President Rodrigo Duterte means when he urges cops to kill and make suspects fight back, Metro Manila police chief Oscar Albayal...
Philippines disputes reported US airstrikes plan
by Mikas Matsuzawa - August 8, 2017 - 8:20am
Top defense officials denied the report that Pentagon is eyeing a plan that would allow the United States to conduct airstrikes against militants behind the monthslong siege of Marawi City.
'Wiki warriors' fighting Marcos myths on Wikipedia
by Mikas Matsuzawa - August 4, 2017 - 3:26am
A handful of Wikipedia editors in the Philippines are battling in “edit wars” to rid the site of persistent Marcos myths, spending hours to purge untruths and historical revisionism, UK-based news agency...
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