Singing cosplayer Hikari, who has been active worldwide as a cover singer of anime songs and vocaloid songs, mainly covering J-POP, covered the vocaloid song ‘Yorunaderu Menou’. The song has lyrics and music originally created by Ayase from YOASOBI. The song has been streaming to the world through various music and video streaming sites since 00:00(JAPAN TIME) Wednesday the 27th of April. ◆link for the music streaming site https://linkco.re/H1mXPhRu ◆link for the video streaming https://linkco.re/82xsE25t In this music video, she tried to play the role in dramatic storytelling scenes for the first time. Taiyo Kobayashi is the other actor in the music video. He is also an actor on Japanese reality TV love drama as well as being very popular as a TikToker. In the later part of the drama, Singing Cosplayer Hikari began to cry spontaneously in a very natural way because she was so invested and committed to the storyline of the drama. The fans can see her passionate side in this music video. The cover photo of the music streaming is a shot of her crying. Singing cosplayer Hikari has been very actively performing since the new year of 2021. She has been covering J-POP including anime songs and vocaloid songs. She has been promoting Japanese culture to the world with her performance and cosplaying. She covered a vocaloid song called ‘Yume To Hazakura’, lyrics and music by Gekkoh Aoki, on 20th of April 2021. The song has ranked No.1 in 14 countries and it still is high ranking on J-POP charts in the world. Her YouTube videos have been viewed more than 2.49 million times, and the remix versions of this cover song have been released in Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam. She released the cover song ‘Muscle Please!’ from Yoshimoto Music on the 26th of January, 2022. It was a collaboration with Nakayama Kinni-kun, the bodybuilder and comedian. This song was the ending theme song of a popular TV program in Japan by the end of March. The music video and related video about the behind the scenes making of the video, as well as dance choreography video have been viewed over 2.55 million times in 3 months since its release. The song ranked 6th (highest) on the LINE MUSIC music video weekly chart, the 3rd on USEN requested J-POP ranking charts in February 2022 and is also ranked 3rd on Indonesian radio DJFM, J-POP weekly charts (on the 2nd of April 2022). The streaming views of Apple Musix are 5 times more than her own cover song of ‘Yume To Hazakura’. This is her best hit so far as shown by the music streaming numbers. Furthermore, she has been picked to be a regular hostess for the new radio show called “ANIME SONGS PARTY!” on Nippon Cultural Broadcasting on the 3rd of April 2022. This radio program is on air from 20:30 to 20:45(JST) every Sunday. The official channel of this program is on YouTube and it will be releasing on various YouTube channels including Manga News (France), ANIME NEWS NETWORK (North America), HYPER JAPAN (U.K.) and GwiGwi (Indonesia). There was an announcement that she is going to join the JAPAN EXPO 2022, which is the biggest Japanese culture festival in the world. The event will take place in Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord-Villepinte, Paris France from Thursday the 14th of July to Sunday the 17th of July. They are expecting more than 250,000 audiences in 4 days. She is performing there as a singer and also as a cosplayer. This is her second appearance in the worldwide event since HYPER JAPAN ONLINE 2021, which is the biggest Japanese culture event in the U.K. However, this will be the first ever event she will join in front of audiences. In addition, before the advent of YouTube, Nico Nico Douga, the video-sharing website that gave birth to the Vocaloid culture in Japan, led by Hatsune Miku, held "Utattemita(Vocaloid cover songs) Collection," the largest video-sharing festival of "Utattemita(Vocaloid cover songs)" in Japan, from April 26, 0:00 to April 28, 14:00 (Japan time). https://utattemita-collection.jp/ Singing Cosplayer Hikari entered with three songs, "Shutter Chance", "Yorunaderu Menou" and "Phony". Support her by playing, liking, commenting and mylisting their videos on Nico Nico Douga! https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm40374302 https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm38617831 https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm40375767 On Saturday the 14th of May from 16:00 to 17:00 (JAPAN TIME), she is going to join the radio show called, MUTEKI, which is on the French radio Radio Canut (Lyon, 102.2FM) live. She is going to talk about how she feels joining the JAPAN EXPO in France and about her cover song ‘Yorunaderu Menou’. Please check this out! [ Information of Singing Cosplayer Hikari ] https://www.tiktok.com/@singingcosplayerhikari https://www.youtube.com/c/SingingCosplayerHikari/ https://www.facebook.com/SingingCosplayerHikari/ https://www.instagram.com/singingcosplayerhikari/ https://twitter.com/SingCosHikari https://www.nicovideo.jp/user/118807162 [ Information of MUTEKI ] https://muteki-radio.fr
Leaders of the global tourism industry praised the Philippines’ successful hosting of the 21st Global Summit of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) as it closed with high hopes for an industry battered by two years of the pandemic. “I’m not often stumped for words, but I am now. Wow! What an amazing summit. We really have rediscovered travel,” said Julia Simpson, president and CEO of the WTTC, who considered the “extraordinary Philippine welcome” as her personal highlight of the two-day summit. “That warmth, that passion, that generosity, that smile. I haven’t walked out one corridor without people saying to me ‘Good morning!’. It’s incredible. You live it. It’s not a show – it really is in your DNA,” she said after the closing ceremony. In her closing speech, Simpson said the success of the summit was “testament that the country’s tourism industry is well on its feet.” The summit, which gathered world leaders of the tourism industry, has given the Philippines the opportunity to showcase “how beautiful the country is,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said on Friday. She said the Philippines is now a top-of-mind destination for delegates, many of whom had decided to stay to savor the rest of the country where “we are setting an example of how to open safely.” “This has been a wonderful global summit and, to echo your brand campaign, we certainly had lots of fun in the Philippines. This is an experience all the delegates of the Summit can definitely attest to,” WTTC Chairman Arnold Donald said in his closing address. Gloria Guevara, special advisor of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Tourism and former president and CEO of WTTC, said the Philippines “has exceeded all of our expectations. Thanks to the leadership of Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat before and during the pandemic, the Philippines has been successfully repositioned as a top destination and she delivered an impactful Summit. The Filipino hospitality has also made it memorable.” Puyat was joined on stage by WTTC Chair and Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald and WTTC President and CEO Julia Simpson. On the opening day, the Philippines was lauded by the global tourism leaders attending the event on site. "Here in Asia-Pacific, the reopening is just beginning. And I have to say I congratulate the Philippines and Minister Bernadette, a nation that showed determination and courage to reignite travel in this region,” Simpson said. Puyat also served as one of the speakers during the summit’s first panel discussion titled Redefining Travel in a Changing World, sitting alongside Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths, Marriott International Group President Craig S. Smith, and The Global Rescue Companies CEO Dan Richards to talk about how travel and tourism sector continue to offer incredible experiences and drive social progress while still protecting health, preserving the environment, and responding to a rapidly changing landscape. Smith shared that the sector is well on its way to recovery, sharing his surprise at how fast tourism–in the Philippines–has been bouncing back. “I've never seen a recovery this fast: average rates, first time interest rates. Take the Philippines for example. We have five hotels in the Philippines and we have 15 hotels that are being opened. We want to create these jobs. And so with the help of governments like yours, we see a really bright future going forward that this collaboration is going to do,” remarked Smith. Puyat thank the delegates and participants for the success of the summit and for their “outstanding commitment you have shown in support of the recovery and continued growth of the global travel and tourism industry.” She said that as the pandemic forced the global tourism industry to raise its game and change the way it gets things done, “we have likewise put much effort into discerning the most effective combination between the enforcement of health and safety guidelines and personal convenience - the delicate balancing act of implementing measures to ensure everyone’s safety without placing unreasonable burdens on the traveling public.” “Our shared hopes and dreams for the future are reflected in the policies we have developed, and the measures we have put in place to plan and realize this sector’s full and complete recovery,” Puyat said. Citing the need for sustainable tourism, she said the summit also given way to “passionate advocates for responsible tourism, and for a greener environment.” “Our destinations must not be allowed to go back to the old unsustainable ways of the past. Instead, we must move forward guided by strategic and evidence-based planning and aimed towards building further resilience,” she added.
Gibson, the iconic, American instrument brand has partnered with Gene Simmons--international rock legend and co-founder of KISS, America’s #1 gold record award-winning group of all time, in all categories (RIAA)--to create the new Gene Simmons G² Thunderbird Bass. The Gene Simmons G² Thunderbird Bass (pronounced G-squared) defines the merging of two music icons and will bring multiple electric guitar and bass collections across Gibson Brands including Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer. The first-ever signature artist bass for Gene from Gibson, the Gene Simmons G² Thunderbird Bass introduces a revitalized Gibson Bass lineup with more signature and core guitars to come. The Gene Simmons G² Thunderbird Bass is available worldwide at authorized Gibson dealers and via www.gibson.com “Gibson is an outstanding company and has earned its place as a leading guitar brand with fans around the world,” says Simmons. “ The new G² Thunderbird basses are all handmade in the USA, with a sound that is off the charts. The design is so beautiful and collectible, they are simply works of art.” “We are excited to launch the first of many projects together with Gene Simmons!” says Cesar Gueikian, Brand President, Gibson Brands. “The Gibson Gene Simmons G² Thunderbird Bass guitar has been more than a year in the making. It looks and sounds EPIC, and it is unmistakably Gene. Working with him is such a privilege for all of us at Gibson; he is deeply involved in every aspect of developing the guitars and planning our launch. A legendary musician who has touched the lives of generations of music fans, Gene is also a creative and successful entrepreneur. This is the first of many ways in which the G² partnership will be paying tribute to Gene, his iconic status, and continue to inspire new generations of Gibson and Gene Simmons fans to play and create music.” Watch and share the video as Gene Simmons debuts the ultimate 80’s inspired infomercial for the Gene Simmons G² Thunderbird Bass from Gibson
Konami Digital Entertainment Limited has today announced the launch of eFootball™ 2022 V1.0.0 released worldwide for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows® 10 and PC Steam® The free-to-play eFootball™ 2022, has been designed to recreate the battle for the ball between players, and the unique team tactics that are often seen in the football world. New controls have been added to the game giving users more options for any situation on the pitch, with the opportunity to experience tactical battles based on real-world football ideologies. Furthermore, a new element: "Season" has been added. Each Season's theme will reflect hot topics in the real footballing world and will have a wide variety of events to match. The theme of Season 1 will be “New Gameplay Approach, Team Building, & Licenses.” This will offer users to experience the exciting offensive and defensive element often seen in real-world football, perfectly replicated in eFootball™ 2022! There will also be the addition of the game mode ‘Dream Team’ - previously introduced as ‘Creative Team’. This will be the game mode in which users can enjoy building their very own team, play against other "Dream Teams" from around the world, and experience as many titanic clashes of differing footballing ideologies as there are users. After an initial week-long "Start-up period”, various in-game events matching with the theme of Season 1 will be held from April 21st. Finally, there will be additions of new licenses from both Japan and North America, Meiji Yasuda J1 League, Meiji Yasuda J2 League, MLS Players Association and USL Championship.
As the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture reviews the Farm Bill, consumers shared their opinions on food and agriculture policy in a new survey. The third Consumer Food Insights Report from Purdue University offers insights into the popularity of specific policies and how opinions differ depending on a consumer’s income. Increased funding for research to create crops more resistant to heat drought and flooding, and conservation programs to pay farmers and ranchers to adopt climate-smart practices were the most popular policies included, with more than 80% of the consumers in support. In addition, 63% of the respondents agreed that climate change will influence food prices. Food safety and inspection ranked as the most important USDA budget category. The survey-based report out of Purdue’s Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability assesses food security and spending, consumer satisfaction and values, support of agricultural and food policies and trust in information sources. Additional key results from the March survey include: (1) The Sustainable Food Purchasing (SFP) Index remained at 68/100. (2) Share of households experiencing very low food security rose to 9.7%. (3) Inability to find specific foods at the store decreased to 21%. (4) Total food spending increased by 8%. (5) 16% of spending on food away from home went to delivery. (6) At present, consumer food demand is price insensitive. The March survey added an examination of differences in responses across low-, middle- and high-income brackets. The results showed differences in support of policies like SNAP benefits and a sweetened beverage tax, as well as in self-assessment of sustainable food purchasing. “The survey results show that income is a big driver of food preferences and buying behavior,” said Jayson Lusk, head and Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue, who leads the center. “Lower income consumers spend a larger share of the their income on food, place greater weight on food affordability, are more likely to choose generic over branded products, and are overall less happy with their diets than higher-income consumers. As a result, policies that increase the price of food have a disproportionate impact on lower-income households.” Another interesting policy-related result was broad support for the regulation of environmental claims that food companies can make, he said. “Consumers may be confused by or have difficulty navigating the current food sustainability advertising landscape,” Lusk said. “Seventy percent of respondents supported new regulations on what companies can say about their products.” The survey results showed large majorities support individual policies that could improve food system outcomes, such as funding more agricultural research or regulating confined animal feeding operations, said Sam Polson, a food and agriculture survey scientist for the center and co-author of the report. “However, from a policymaking perspective, there is an increasing congressional focus on large omnibus legislation, and the public opinion data on these bills tend to be less clear,” he said. “It is difficult to say that the popularity of a policy like expanding pandemic-related SNAP benefits would hold when attached to other policy objectives. “Our results also reaffirm conventional wisdom in policymaking: Spending less rarely makes for popular policy. People are much more likely to support the status quo or favor increased federal spending.” The Sustainable Food Purchasing Index (SFP) value for March remained the same as February at 68/100. The score reflects consumer food purchasing that aligns with a set of key recommendations for healthy diets from sustainable food systems. The index includes six components correlating with different strategies for achieving food system transformation: nutrition, environment, social, economic, security and taste. Higher-income consumers tended to rate the sustainability of their diets as higher than did lower-income consumers, particularly on dimensions related to taste, security, economics and nutrition. By contrast, there were very little difference in high vs. low income on sustainability dimensions related to social and environment, Lusk said. He further discusses the report in his blog. Video of Lusk explaining the report is available at Youtube The Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability is part of Purdue’s Next Moves in agriculture and food systems, and seeks to use innovative data analysis shared through user-friendly platforms to improve the food system. In addition to the Consumer Food Insights Report, the center offers a portfolio of online dashboards.
Singing Cosplayer Hikari, an international singer who covers J-POP songs, especially anime songs and Vocaloid songs, will perform at JAPAN EXPO which will be held at the Parc des Expositions de Paris- Nord-Villepinte, France from Thursday, July 14 to Sunday, July 17, 2022. JAPAN EXPO is the world's largest Japan culture festival (expected to draw more than 200,000 people over four days). It was announced on the event's official Twitch live-stream. This will be Singing Cosplayer Hikari's second international event, following HYPER JAPAN ONLINE 2021, the largest Japan culture festival in the UK, which was held in July 2021. At JAPAN EXPO, she will perform two live music concerts and one appearance on the cosplay stage, as well as signing autographs once a day. This will be the first time she has participated in an event with an audience. Singing Cosplayer Hikari has been actively promoting Japanese culture to the world by covering J-POP songs such as anime songs and Vocaloid songs and cosplaying from New Year's Day, 2021. In particular, the cover of the Vocaloid song "Yume To Hazakura" written by Gekkoh Aoki was released on April 20, 2021, reached No. 1 on the J-POP charts in 14 countries around the world, and continues to rank high on J-POP charts around the world, with its YouTube video having been viewed more than 2.48 million times. A 10th Anniversary Remix of this song was released on July 17, 2021 by Japanese music producer U-SKE Asada. And Indonesian trackmaker TEGRA*39 (100,000 YouTube channel subscribers) released a remix of Indonesian folk music in the style of Koplo, on December 22, 2021. Furthermore, a Vietnamese remix of a collaboration between Vietnamese trackmaker Starling (490,000 YouTube channel subscribers) and Nya on March 4, 2022, was released and she accelerated the collaboration with overseas influencers. In collaboration with comedian and bodybuilder Nakayama Kinni-kun (1,580,000 YouTube channel subscribers), "Muscle Please!"(the opening theme song of the TV anime "How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?") cover was released for major distribution from Yoshimoto Music on January 26, 2022. The song was aired every Saturday until the end of March on Japanese famous TV program as the ending theme song. In less than three months since its release, the music video, making-of, choreography, and other related videos have received a total of more than 2.52 million views on YouTube and Nico Nico Douga. This song was LINE MUSIC Music Video Weekly Chart, No. 6, No. 3 on the February 2022 USEN Ranking J-POP Inquiry Ranking Chart and No. 3 on the April 2, 2022 J-POP Weekly Chart of DJFM, an Indonesian terrestrial radio station. In addition, this song's Apple Music streaming play count is more than five times that of the aforementioned "Yume To Hazakura" cover, making it her highest distribution hit. Furthermore, on April 3, 2022, she was selected as a regular personality for a new radio program on Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, "ANIME SONGS PARTY!" [ every Sunday from 20:30 to 20:45(JST) ]. A video version of the program is available on YouTube on the program's official channel as well as on the YouTube channels of Manga News (France), ANIME NEWS NETWORK (North America), HYPER JAPAN (UK), and GwiGwi (Indonesia). In particular, the studio session video of "CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA," a collaboration with first guest, a legend anime song singer ‘Hironobu Kageyama’ , personality ‘Yohei Onishi’ and Singing Cosplayer Hikari, has been receiving a great response both in Japan and abroad. She has also collaborated with Malaysian influencer ‘Amelia Khor’ (390,000 followers on SNS) on an anime song cover and with French rapper ‘Suzuya’ as a voice actress on his album. We can't wait to see what she will do.
Porsche Korea (CEO Holger Gerrmann) showcased 18 legendary sports cars including the '919 Street' through Asia’s first Porsche Brand exhibition ‘PORSCHE IKONEN, SEOUL – Sportscar Legends’. In this museum concept exhibition, it exhibits 'Porsche Icons' representing each era in the brand history of over 70 years, and offers a chance to experience the 'Innovation' and 'Heritage' of the brand that have been passed on through the generations. With greeting the first wave of guests from media and officials on 8th April, Porsche Korea CEO Holger Gerrmann came forward as the presenter and elaborated on the brand history and values of Porsche, as well as on the legendary series-produced cars, successful racing cars, and innovative concept vehicles. Porsche Korea CEO Holger Gerrmann stated, "We are delighted to introduce these legendary sportscars including the ‘919 Street’, that have been established as icons symbolizing the history of the Porsche brand for over 70 years.” He added, “We expect a lot of interest from the domestics fans in this exhibition which offers a chance to connect with the brand through heritage icons reflecting the beginning, present and future of Porsche.” In particular, along with a special video delivered by Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, son of the brand founder Ferry Porsche and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG, the concept car ‘919 Street,’ first introduced through the ‘Porsche Unseen Design Book,’ was unveiled for the first time. In addition, Korean Porsche designer Chung Woo-sung, who participated in the ‘919 Street Project’s’ exterior design, introduced and elaborated on the development process and design through a walkaround video, drawing attention. The '919 Street', a design study based on the legendary Le Mans Winner 919 Hybrid, is a concept hypercar that would run on public roads based on racing car technology. Most of the vehicles in the exhibition are from the company’s collection responsible by the department Porsche Heritage and Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. A total of 18 units of legendary sports cars are on display according to the three themes of 'PORSCHE IKONEN, SEOUL': 'Heritage', 'Motorsports', and 'Innovation'. In the 'Heritage' zone, seven historic vehicles including the '550 Spyder', ‘718 Formel 2, and ‘356 A Speedster' will be displayed, and in the 'Motorsport' zone encompassing Porsche's DNA, six racing cars that have won numerous races will be displayed. In the 'Innovation' zone five vehicles that defined and are defining the future of sportscars with new inspirations, including the company's first all-electric sportscar, the ‘Taycan’, and the high-performance hypercar ‘919 Street’ are on display. In addition to mobile docent programs to enhance understanding of the exhibition, a variety of experience programs that visitors can participate in, including media art programs and racing simulators, are available. TAG Heuer, a global partner of Porsche, will also participate in the exhibition to display a collection reflecting the history of motorsports that the two brands have em-barked on together. Tickets for the Porsche brand exhibition 'PORSCHE IKONEN, SEOUL' can be pre-registered and purchased through the Naver Reservation system.
Comica Audio www.comica-audio.com, a leading professional broadcast level audio company, launched today the Comica Audio BoomX-U QUA, the smallest four-channel multi-function wireless microphone for broadcast level audio at an affordable price. The BoomX-U QUA utilizes UHF Technology for more stable transmission and a longer working distance with a long lasting battery. Compared with other four-channel wireless microphones on the market, the BoomX-U QUA is the most compact and easiest to carry with professional smooth high quality audio; and unlike traditional antenna-designed mics, the BoomX-U QUA dual antenna can be folded 180 degrees for compact travel, with four transmitters and internal and external microphones with two input modes. The BoomX-U QUA provides a super long transmission distance of 120 meters (394 feet) for professional long distance shooting and a long 6.5 hour battery life with the ability to charge while in use for seamless use. The BoomX-U QUA allows the user to mix up to four audio tracks or use individual output; and supports multi-receiver monitoring for movies, commercials and advertising videos, multi-person interviews, short videos, podcasts, presentations, church and wedding services, vlogs, social media posts, live video conferencing, and YouTube live streams. - 24 Selectable UHF Channels for Smooth Audio with No Interference - Monitor Audio Status While Recording The BOOMX-U QUA includes four transmitters, so up to four people can be recorded simultaneously. Each transmitter has 4 channels, with 24 selectable UHF channel available, so that if channels are being used nearby, the user can quickly switch to another channel to prevent interference for smooth audio. The UHF Ultra High-Frequency radio wave technology and dual-antenna design ensures stable signal transmission and clear sound recording. The mic provides real-time audio monitoring to connect headphones to the receiver’s 3.5mm headphone jack and listen to the sound to monitor audio status while recording. - Widely Compatible A professional-grade four channel multi-function mini UHF wireless microphone, the “QUA” in BoomX-U QUA is an abbreviation of “quarter,” named for its four channel capability. It is designed for reporters, videographers, directors, and other professionals; and is widely compatible withDSLR cameras, camcorders, recorders, iPhones and Android smartphones, laptops, and PCs. The BoomX-U QUA includes four transmitters, one receiver, four lavalier mics, four wind muffs, TRS-TRS cable, TRS-XLR cable, 3-in-1 charge cable, belt clip, cold shoe mount, and carrying case. - Uses BoomX-U QUA Features: Four channel broadcast level UHF wireless microphone: with four transmitters and one receiver, working simultaneously for perfect sound quality. 24 UHF channels: for no interference. Multi-receiver monitoring and shooting. One transmitter to multi-receiver: eliminates the need to synchronize audio tracks during recording and supports multi-person monitoring. Multi-transmitters to one receiver: four sound sources can be recorded at the same time. 180° foldable dual antenna. Super-long transmission distance: 120m transmission distance for professional use. Four audio track mixing and individual output: multiple outputs, perfect for post-production. Charging while in use: battery life is 6.5 hours for long recording times with charging while-in-use for simplified workflow. Internal and external input modes. Auto-scanning: automatically select the best channel for “multi-transmitter to one receiver” use. Manual channel-setting: manually select the channel for “one transmitter to multi-receiver” or “multi-transmitter to multi-receiver” use. LCF: one-button filters out low-frequency sounds. 16-level adjusted gain control and muting functions. LCD screen for intuitive power and audio monitor. Audio dynamic bar monitor: monitors microphone power in real time to show status of stable recording. Lavalier mic: four lavalier mics are included with solid anti-loose design. Multi-functional belt clip. - Availability The BoomX-U QUA is available immediately, priced at $359, available at Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09PDLCJG1. The BoomX-U QUA includes four transmitters, one receiver, four lavalier mics, four wind muffs, TRS-TRS cable, TRS-XLR cable, 3-in-1 charge cable, belt clip, cold shoe mount, and carrying case. For more information, see www.comica-audio.com.
The Philippine Department of Tourism in collaboration with the Tourism Promotion Board (TBP), has launched a new global campaign in 2022, “It's More Fun With You" in line with the new normal life after the COVID-19 pandemic era. The campaign encourages and welcomes travel to the Philippines again with the opening of the border starting February 10. Vivid promotional videos are released together with diverse tourist attractions, and the campaign also supports initiatives and efforts to restore the local tourism industry. The series of the campaign videos are 30 to 90 seconds long each, and are composed of a stylish and fast tempo, so people can understand the characteristics of each destination at a glance. Especially, 90-second video of “It's More Fun With You" is drawing attention thanks to its restful and refreshed story. The video describes a traveler who takes off the mask and meets a friend and pet again in the Philippines. In addition, dynamic series of video that introduce a variety of destinations such as perfectly preserved historic cities ‘Vigan’ and ‘Intramus’, the shrine for Filipino local art ‘Baguio’ and ‘Batangas’ where craftsmanship comes alive, the gourmet city ‘Pampanga’, the mecca of surfing ‘La Union’, and perfect course for driving along the beaches ‘Ilocos Norte’. Also it consists of sensuous videos showing the colorful scene of islands such as Cebu, Boracay, Palawan, and Bohol where over by people all over the world with clean nature and beautiful beaches. As such, through the series of promotional videos of the campaign, global travelers will be able to plan an exciting trip to the Philippines by looking around unique travel destinations by region via virtual tour. Campaign videos can be found on PDOT’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_yCORmIAJntXQDSHs4iFcw
Voice actress Keiko Watanabe is going to release her original song called “ALIVE” on Tuesday the 29th of March. She acted as Momoko Suou in “THE iDOLM@STER Million Live!”, which has been a very popular and leading anime in the Japanese anime scene. She also acted as Narita Taishin in “Uma Musume Pretty Derby”. This is her first original song to be released even though she has been releasing her cover songs on her official YouTube channel previously. This project started from her wish to leave milestones of, “My own voice right now”, and the release date is actually on her birthday. She put her strong belief into the song that “I will never be satisfied with how things are now and I will keep on moving forward to the unknown future even going through a difficult path.” The song has a heavy rock feeling which is catchy and has a fast tempo. With her strong and passionate vocals this song is perfect to show the real her in this moment. One of her major works is acting as the character, Momoko Suou in “THE iDOLM@STER Million Live!”. Momoko Sumo is a girl who has a strong character but also has childish naivety as she is an 11 years old girl. Keiko Watanabe acted Momoko amazingly and viewers almost believed that the voice actress must be a young girl. Her acting skills made fans say “This is the best acting from Keiko Watanabe!”. On the other hand, she played a woman named Rea Katagiri in “World’s End Harem” perfectly. Rea Katagiri is a character who is a mature woman with a strict nature and also a sexy and attractive atmosphere. Keiko Watanabe has played many different types of characters and many fans are surprised to find out who she has played so far. Her amazing talent for acting different roles and her perfect acting is highly recognised by many anime fans. She has released many character songs related to the anime’s “THE iDOLM@STER Million Live!” and “Uma Musume Pretty Derby”. She has sung beautifully on many stages and her great performances made many people loyal fans. It’s easy to imagine that her original songs have been longed for by many fans, especially when people see her great history. This song will definitely be a great chance to get to know her better. On Tuesday the 29th of March, the Lyric video of this new song will be released on her official YouTube Channel. In April, she will appear on a radio show to talk more about her song. Please check out her interview on the radio program as well as her song, where she will be talking about the song in her own words. Keiko Watanabe “ALIVE” - Music Streaming Link : https://orcd.co/keikowatabnabe_e
From affordable models to luxury ones, SUVs are dominating the U.S. automotive landscape – almost 80% of the U.S. market last year. With the unveil of their all-new Grecale SUV, (pronounced gre-CAH-leh) Maserati is competing where the market is growing in the mid-size SUV space. Recently, CEO of Maserati Americas, Bill Peffer, participated in a satellite media tour to talk about the increasing popularity of SUVs among U.S. car buyers and the launch of the new Maserati Grecale SUV. First Come, First Reserved Reserve Your Exclusive Maserati Limited Edition SUV Only Available Online The new Maserati Grecale SUV is “The Everyday Exceptional”. The Grecale SUV offers best-in-class performance, comfort, and technology. First, the V6 523 hp Grecale Trofeo has best in class performance with 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds, and best top speed in the category at 177 mph Second, is the best in class comfort with more rear legroom (almost 7 more inches than the competition), more storage capacity (1.7 cubic feet more cargo than the competitors) and more overall passenger space that accommodates up to the 99th percentile in both the front and rear seats Third, the Grecale is packed with standout technology including a standard 14 speaker audio system. The traditional Maserati clock is transformed into a virtual car assistant courtesy of voice recognition managed from the Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) Multimedia system, from the state-of-the-art infotainment and from Maserati Connect. And a first for Maserati is a wearable key that allows you access to your Maserati. A Limited Edition Grecale is available exclusively online. The Maserati Grecale Modena Limited Edition SUV only available via online reservation, for delivery starting fall 2022 in the US and Canada. The limited edition SUV includes special feature combinations only available on this specific vehicle during the reservation window. In the fall of 2022, three versions of the Grecale will available: GT, powered by a four-cylinder mild hybrid engine capable of delivering 300 hp (296 hp US/CAN); Modena, with a four-cylinder 330-hp (325 hp US/CAN) mild hybrid engine; and the powerful Trofeo, equipped with a high-performance 3.0L 530-hp (523 hp US/CAN) petrol V6 based on the Nettuno engine fitted to the MC20. To complete the range, the Grecale Folgore, the 100% electric version with 400V technology at a later date in 2023.
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