Statement by the Chief Cabinet Secretary on the Visit to the Philippines by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan

January 30, 2016
Japanese

  1. Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan made an official visit to the Republic of the Philippines.

    Their Majesties traveled for 5 days from 26th January, and returned to Japan on 30th January safe and sound.

    During their stay in the Republic of the Philippines, Their Majesties received warm welcome from His Excellency Mr. Benigno S. AQUINO III, President of the Republic of the Philippines, and other distinguished persons.

    Their Majesties heartily enjoyed the opportunities of exchanges with the people of the Republic of the Philippines.

    Their Majesties mourned and paid tribute to those who died in the war, and prayed for peace.

    On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the normalization of the diplomatic relations between Japan and the Republic of the Philippines, it is truly a matter for congratulation that a great contribution has been made to the advancement of friendly relations between Japan and the Republic of the Philippines by Their Majesties’ visit.

    It is expected that this visit will strengthen friendly relationship with the Republic of the Philippines even further in future.