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Japan marks 7th anniversary of tsunami that killed 18,000

They bowed their heads, hands clasped or palms firmly pressed together. They stood in grassy areas or roadsides overlooking the choppy sea. In Japan’s capital, they lit candles and offered flowers. Some dabbed at tears

Calvin justifies late inclusion with huge game

Calvin Abueva wasn’t supposed to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the second window of the FIBA Asia qualifier against Australia and Japan after he was dropped from the roster due to family woes which forced him to miss practice on a number of occasions.

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Blatche vindicated – at last

Andray Blatche let out a loud scream the moment Gilas Pilipinas confirmed its 89-84 victory over Japan Sunday night at the Mall of Asia Arena, the burst of emotions being the signature image of his best performance since the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

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Gilas will be OK vs Japan – Chot

Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes is hopeful that the decision to put his players under restricted minutes in Thursday’s loss to Australia will pay dividends tomorrow when it hosts Japan in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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Ikebana teacher crowned Mrs. Tourism Ambassador 2018

REIKA Ootaka could have been crowned as Mrs. Tourism Ambassador 2018 in her native country. But she decided to hold her crowning ceremony in the Philippines where she describes the people as “warm and friendly.”

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Despite the concentration of the nation’s huge household savings among Japan’s elderly, poverty among the post-65 population is also rising. The data shows that people 65 or older account for more than half of the nation’s households living on welfare due to financial difficulties.

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