Japayuki: Filipinos as commodities

The common stereotypes about Filipinos in foreign countries that I personally know of are: In U.S. and UK if you are a Filipino you must be a Nurse, In China and Middle – East you are a Domestic Helper, but in Japan, if you are a Filipino, you must be a Japayuki. What is a…

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Japanese Christ and the Filipino Holy Trinity

Famous for its youthful fashion and culture,  Harajuku became a shocking sight of a terror-attack yesterday at the beginning of the year. 12:10 am Tokyo time during New Year’s day a car deliberately plowed into crowds of revelers injuring 9 people leaving 1 in critical condition. The suspect 21-year-old Kazuhiro Kusakabe allegedly did this heinous crime…

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What went wrong in the Philippine Penitentiary

      It was before Duterte’s Presidency when I saw History Channel’s Lou Ferrante Documentary about Gang Life in Prison, it featured the infamous NBP(New Bilibid Prison), the country’s street gangs, etc., but what caught my attention was the lavish lifestyle of a notorious inmate known as JayBee Sebastian. The documentary showed how much…

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虐め(IJIME) – Bullying

On the day he died my wife reminded him that he was supposed to come home early from an english class, He said “I know,I know I am off now!” , His voice stayed in my head ever since. When Yuhei did not come home after usual time we contacted the school and asked them to look…

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