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HIWAGA: A Cultural Night

HIWAGA: A Cultural Night

Gab Alcantara, Batch Buko In line with its 26th anniversary celebration entitled “Kataware-doki: A Glimpse of Twilight”, the University of the Philippines Philippines-Japan Friendship Club, also known as UP Tomo-Kai, held its culminating activity last April 28, 2017 at the Sunken Garden, UP Diliman, Quezon City. The event, “Hiwaga: A Cultural Night”, is a Japanese … Continue reading


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In a period of political unrest and strife after contact with foreign powers back in 1853, Japan was threatened to open itself to the world. This soon led to several acts of violence and terrorism by loyalists to the Emperor of Japan against the shogunate.

The Shinsengumi (新選組 or 新撰組, 'newly selected corps') was a special police troop that served to protect the streets of Kyoto during the shogunate of Tokugawa Iemochi. Under the support of the Bafuku (幕府, 'shogun's office'), they assembled over 200 men coming from all classes of society under the same banner.

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