Who are Gaijins?

Gaijin (外人?, [ɡaiʤiɴ]) (“outside person”) is a Japanese word for foreigners and non-Japanese. The word is composed of two kanji: gai (外?, “outside”) and jin (人?, “person”). Similarly composed words that refer to foreign things include gaikoku (外国?, “foreign country”) and gaisha (外車?, “foreign car”). The word can refer to nationality, race, or ethnicity, concepts

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NGO Agencies who can help you find your Japanese father

Philippine Based Non-Government Organizations 1. Maligaya House Maligaya House is Tagalog for “Happy House”. The Citizen’s Network for JFC Inc. ran by our Tokyo Office established in 1998 this local office and Maligaya House is dedicated to helping those Japanese-Filipino Children (JFC) whose Japanese fathers abandoned them, find happiness. Maligaya House fights to protect the

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Who are Nikkei-jins?

he Japanese diaspora, and its individual members known as nikkei (日系?), are Japanese emigrants from Japan and their descendants that reside in a foreign country. Emigration from Japan first happened and was recorded as early as the 12th century to the Philippines,[10] but did not become a mass phenomenon until the Meiji Era, when Japanese began to go to the Philippines,[11] North America, and beginning in 1897 with 35 emigrants

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Who are Japanese-Filipino Children or Youth? (JFC / JFY)

“The Japanese-Filipino Children, or JFCs, are children born to Japanese and Filipino parents from around the years of rapid economic growth in Japan in the 1980s and up to the present.  The majority of JFCs have Japanese fathers and Filipina mothers. A common estimate on the number of JFCs is from 100,000 to 200,000.  This is only

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How to get a Japanese visa for Filipinos

Relaxation of Visa Requirements for Multiple-entry Visa for Philippine Nationals In celebration of the 40th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation, the Government of Japan started on July 1, 2013 the issuance of multiple-entry visas for short-term stay to nationals of the Republic of the Philippines (ordinary passport holders) who reside in their home country.

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Japanese-Filipino, 86, a survivor of bicultural ordeal

“DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES – Koichi Sakae was 14 and living on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and then hours later hit U.S. bases in the Philippines. Sakae, the sixth of eight children of Yamaguchi Prefecture native Naokichi Sakae and Filipino tribeswoman Amoy Bagoba, said he had

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Online English studies benefit Japanese, Filipinos

“Mohammad Moin tries to realize what he calls “intellectual fair trade” through his operation of an online English conversation school for Japanese — all taught by Filipino teachers.

The inexpensive English lessons are offered to Japanese students via Skype, while at the same time giving employment opportunities to Filipinos — most of whom have graduated from top universities in their countries but have no jobs.

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Filipinos in Japan call for acceptance with new film

“On a crisp late-December afternoon, a group of Filipino women gather at a community center in Tokyo’s Shin-Koiwa district. They are here for a Montessori teacher training workshop.

Some of the women aspire to open their own international preschools. Others hope it will help them in the ESL (English as a second language) job market. As one woman explained, they need extra training and credentials to compete with the “native speaker” instructors — Americans, Canadians, Brits and Aussies — who dominate Japan’s ESL industry.

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Kung Paano Ka Binubura ng Tatay Mo

Wala ka pa ba sa kosekitohon ng tatay mo? Ano nga ba ang kosekitohon? Ito ang dokumento na nagsasaad ng mga kapanganakan, mga kamatayan, mga pag aampon, pagkilala sa mga anak at paghihiwalay ng mag asawa. Kung baga isa itong all in one papeles na merong birth at death certificate pati adoption papers pati paternal

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Shōgai / Failure

Everybody knows the sting of defeat one time or another. Defeat can be as small as losing to your girlfriend in the latest racing game in the arcade or letting the boyfriend win in the cooking game in Nintendo Wii. But once in one’s life, there are major, major defeats. The kind that makes you

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Ang Maikling Buhay ni Kukai

Noong tanghali ng October 3, 2010 ipinikit ni Kukai ang kanyang mga mata sa kahuli-hulihang pagkakataon. 16 lang siya. Naunang binawi ng Diyos ang pinagbubuntis niyang kambal dahil sa impeksyon at siya’y sumunod sa kanilang piling dahil sa grabeng Pneumonia. Tila lumiit ang mundong ating ginagalawan dahil namatay si Kukai. Maraming tao ang hahanap-hanapin ang

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