SUKi tells the story of the ties between Japan and the Philippines through the voices of academics, cultural workers, and practitioners from the Philippines, Japan, and all over the world who have worked with the Japan Foundation.

Finding Silver Linings in Manila

A Lesson on Staying Positive Words by Takehshi Matsumoto As the Deputy Director of the Japanese Language Education at JFM, I facilitate programs that introduce Nihongo to Filipinos, from secondary

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Building Cultural Bridges

My Journey from Japan to the Philippines Words by Wataru Abe My expectation about the Philippines was a cheerful everlasting summer. That’s what greeted me when I first came to

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Sushi and Purpose

Learning to Live Intentionally in the Time of COVID-19 Words by Spike Acosta & Illustration by Nico Rubio It’s been a difficult year for most of us in various ways.

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