Welcoming Ceremony and State Call on Their Majesties

Imperial Palace, Japan 3 June 2015 President Benigno S. Aquino III and Emperor Akihito exchanged gratitude during a state call of the President on Their Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace. In their meeting, President Aquino thanked Japan’s extended assistance at the wake of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) while Emperor Akihito thanked continue reading : Welcoming Ceremony and State Call on Their Majesties


Tokyo, Japan 19 June 2014 Known in Tokyo as the city’s fashion district, Shibuya is famous for its bustling intersection where students, young couples and shoppers scramble in all sides of the junction at the same time, creating a surge of crossing pedestrians that completely stops the traffic. Upon crossing the street next to the continue reading : Shibuya

Zojo-ji Shrine

Tokyo, Japan 19 June 2014 A juxtaposition of Japan’s tradition and innovation, Zojoji Shrine in Tokyo offers a picturesque site with the Tokyo Tower standing proud and high behind it. Previously built in 1393 as the main temple of the Jodo shu Buddist Jodo Sect in the Kanto area, the shrine was moved to its continue reading : Zojo-ji Shrine