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Sunday 24 January 2016

Japanese emperor and empress will visit Philippines.

The Japanese emperor and empress will arrive and visit Philippines from January 26 to 30. And President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead the Filipino people in welcoming Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan.

Significance of Japan to the Philippines.

  1. Normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Philippines - 60th Anniversary.
  2. Japan concretely manifested the largest contributor of Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the Philippines.
  3. One of the leading international advocates of the peace process in Mindanao.
  4. Japan has provided significant assistance to the Philippines in terms of improving urban transportation and in providing relief to calamity victims.
  5. Japan was one of the countries that provided robust support to the Philippines’ newly reclaimed democracy 30 years ago.
  6. Japan was the Philippines’ main trading partner with trade volume at around USD 19.15 billion in 2014.
  7. The country’s top source of foreign investments during the same year.

Imperial Couple visitation.

  1. Caliraya and Los Banos in Laguna on Jan. 29.
  2. Memorial sites of Filipino and Japanese veterans in Laguna.
Source: Philippine News Agency

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