Present Trends in International Relations: Their Impact on International Cooperation and Understanding
     Ajit Singh RYE and Serafin TALISAYON

The Evolution of Postwar Japan's Cultural Diplomacy: A Theoretical Interpretation  
     Sylvano D. MAHIWO

SEAMEO and Asian Regionalism: A Historical Overview 
     Bonifacio S. SALAMANCA

Never Imagine Yourself to be Otherwise: Filipino Image of Japan over the Centuries
     Elpidio STA. ROMANA and Ricardo T. JOSE

Philippine-Japan National Perceptions from the 1900s to the Present: A Socio-Psychological Analysis
     Elena L. SAMONTE

Philippine-Japan Cultural Relations: A Filipino View
     Artemio D. PALONGPALONG

Masamuru, a vanishing breed of anglers
     Cynthia Neri ZAYAS


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