Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

News @ UP Asian Center

In her recently published book chapter, “Discourse, Empirics, and Perceptions on Investment and Aid: Reconsidering Chinese and Japanese Relations with the Philippines,” Professor Tina S. Clemente of the UP Asian Center studied the economic relationship of both Japan and China with the Philippines. 

Ambassador Sta. Romana was Professorial Lecturer at the UP Asian Center in 2015, where he taught Politics and Governance in China.

Nine presentations on different aspects of Japanese society—delivered during the Fourth Japanese Studies in the Philippines Research Competition on 19 March 2022, 830 am to 2 pm—are now available in the UP Asian Center's YouTube channel.

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar via Google Meet, “Allies and Enemies: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine and its Impact on Asia and the Pacific” on 11 April 2022, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Philippine Standard Time, GMT+8). 

The UP Asian Center and Japan Foundation Manila held the Fourth Japanese Studies in the Philippines Research Competition on 19 March 2022 via Zoom, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.