On Bataan Day or Araw ng Kagitingan (Filipino for "Day of Valor"), the Philippines commemorates the fall of Bataan on April 9, 1942, and the subsequent death marches. The regular public holiday is an occasion to honor the Filipino soldiers in World War II.
Located approximately 48 kilometers west of the Philippine capital Manila, the island fortress of Corregidor serves as reminder of the courage and valor of Filipino and American soldiers who bravely defended the country from invading Japanese forces during the Second World War.
Malate´s Hostel 1632 is a well-equipped hotel ideal for those who come to the Megacity for its nightlife and for the tourist attractions.
For a long time, the history of Manila was shaped by foreign powers. In fact, few cities in the world have such a long history of colonization. Here is a brief overview of the city's and the country's checkered past.
A popular open park located right smack in the middle of the Philippine capital, Rizal Park is also known to both locals and tourists as Luneta – a Spanish term that translates to lunette or crescent.
The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM), in partnership with Ayala Museum and with support from JT International (Philippines) Inc., commemorates the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami with a traveling exhibition that recognizes the traditional handicrafts of the region steadfastly recovering from the calamity. Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan opens on June 16 at the Ground Floor Gallery of Ayala Museum.
Paco Park was once Manila’s municipal cemetery for an exclusive circle of people. Decades later, the former burial ground was converted into a park.
The International Silent Film Festival features six movies from six different countries, accompanied by outstanding Filipino live bands and musicians. It takes place from August 23 to 25, 2013, in Shang Cineplex.
This July the Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation Manila (JFM) celebrate the Philippines-Japan Friendship month and 40 years of ASEAN-Japan cooperation. The tight schedule of cultural activities includes the Japanese Film Festival Eiga Sei, an origami exhibit, and a mini cosplay contest.
This year's Eiga Sai, the Japanese Film Festival, focuses on movies about (extended) families, a topic of high importance for Japanese and Filipino people alike.
The meaning of Kawaii has gone beyond its original sense. It is no longer just a word that means “cute,” “pretty” or “adorable” in Japanese. Kawaii is now considered a global phenomenon because of its great influence in art, fashion, beauty and even food.
Katsu Japanese Grill combines Japanese cuisine with lounge atmosphere. Since recently they also serve lunch.
The Little Tokyo Complex offers everything Japan-lovers and Japanese Megacitizens need: restaurants serving ramen, okonomi-yaki and liters of tea and high-quality sake, a grocery, a karaoke bar, a spa, and the soothing atmosphere of a Japanese Zen garden.
With this year’s theme of the “Family”, The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) is presenting 16 contemporary Japanese films that deal with various stories of families.
Some members of the Megacitizens Team are big fans of Japanese pop culture. Therefore July is our favorite month in 2013, as it has been declared Philippines-Japan Friendship Month and is filled with awesome events. Many main activities take place under the title Tomodachi (friendship) in the Shangri-La Plaza Mall.
Tokyo Electronic Invasion is happening on August 2, 2014 at SMX Convention Center.
The Wabi-Sabi inside of 7274 Malugay is a cozy little restaurant that offers vegan-friendly, Japanese cuisine.
Ma Maison had served „Japanese Western Food“, that is, Japanese fusion cuisine adapted to the Westerner's palate.
Marufuku is a Japanese restaurant, a bit hidden behind the high-rise buildings of San Miguel Avenue, but worth looking for it!