MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Cielito F. Habito: If you’ve been hearing about blockchain but don’t quite understand what exactly it is and how it could affect people’s lives, worry not—you’d be among the 99 per cent of us in the same boat.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Richard Heydarian: Like any other Filipino citizen, I’m hungry for political transformation. I’m sick and tired of empty slogans and the perpetuation of an unjust, extractive status quo.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Despite the bogey of war that President Rodrigo Duterte has raised every time China’s transgressions in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) is brought up, up to 8 out of 10 Filipinos still believe the government should enforce the 2016 ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague that favored the country’s claims over disputed territories in the area.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines will never be a province of China, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua said on Tuesday.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker signed the Japan-EU economic partnership agreement on Tuesday in Tokyo following their summit meeting in the Japanese capital.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - More and more schools and companies reopened Tuesday in the torrential rain-ravaged prefectures of Hiroshima, Okayama and Ehime.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Defence Ministry’s plan to jointly develop a successor to the Air Self-Defence Force’s F-2 fighter jet has been shaken, as the price presented by Lockheed Martin Corp. was far higher than the initial estimate.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry plans to use small beacons to collect location information on about 33,000 people who will climb Mt. Fuji in August, according to sources.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japan-U.S. nuclear energy cooperation agreement was automatically extended Tuesday after its initial 30-year period ended Monday. However, it is now possible for either government to terminate the accord at any time by giving the other side six months’ notice.
FARNBOROUGH, Britain (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan’s first domestically produced passenger jet made its first public demonstration flight on Monday at Britain’s Farnborough International Airshow 2018.