First Batch of Japanese Muslim Pilgrims Leaves Tokyo for the Holy Land

Monday, August 13, 2018

Tokyo ? (PanOrient News) The first batch of two planned groups of Japanese and Asian-Muslim residents of Japan left Narita International Airport in Tokyo on Sunday, Aug. 12, for the Holy Land to perform the rituals of the pilgrimage known as al Hajj.

Delegations from the Saudi, Philippine and Indonesian embassies in Tokyo bid the pilgrims, called hujaj in Arabic, farewell as they left to perform the Islamic duty, wishing the travelers a blessed pilgrimage and safe return. Al Hajj is the an...

The Beautiful Side of Syria

Monday, July 23, 2018

Recent scenes from the seaside province of Latakia in western Syria show that the country still has some picturesque areas. Latakia serves as a Mediterranean vacation spot for those able to take a break from the country's over seven years of civil war.
Photos by Manal Mozaffar. PanOrient editorial staff

Donkey Selling Flowers in Tokyo

Saturday, December 6, 2014

A donkey with a burden of flowers instead of humans was seen in the Roppongi District on Tokyo. This is a very rare sight in this ultra-modern megalopolis. Some passers-by were charmed and reduced his burden by buying flowers.