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September 3, 2020

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • "Treaty of Peace with Japan" and "Reparations Agreement between Japan and the Republic of the Philippines," signed in July 1956.

Number of Residents:

  • Number of Japanese Nationals residing in the Philippines: 16,894 (Oct. 2019)
  • Number of Philippine Nationals residing in Japan: 297,890(Dec. 2019)

Trade with the Philippines (2019):

  • Exports: 1,161 billion yen
  • Imports: 1,156 billion yen

Direct Investment from Japan:

  • 19.9 billion peso (2019)

Japan's Economic Cooperation:

  • List of Exchange of Notes
  • Loans: 3092.0 billion yen (cumulative total, 2018)
  • Grants: 302.1 billion yen (cumulative total, 2018)
  • Technical Cooperation: 251.6 billion yen (cumulative total, 2018)

VIP Visits

From Japan to the Philippines
Year Month Name
2001 February Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Seishiro Eto
September Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Seiken Sugiura
2002 January Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi
2003 January Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Tetsuro Yano
December Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Masatoshi Abe
2004 January Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Masatoshi Abe
June Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoriko Kawaguchi
2005 May Chief of Defense Agency Yoshinori Ohno
June Special Adviser to the Prime Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi
2006 January Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoshihisa Shiozaki
July Foreign Minister Taro Aso
December Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Foreign Minister Taro Aso
Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry Akira Amari
2007 January Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Minister of International Trade and Industry Akira Amari
Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Katsuhito Asano
August Foreign Minister Taro Aso
2008 July Minister of State for Special Missions Fumio Kishida
2010 June Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Osamu Fujimura
2012 May Minister of Finance Jun Azumi
2013 January Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida
June Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodara
July Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
September Minister of State for Special Missions Ichita Yamamoto
December Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodara
2014 January Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Yoshitaka Shindo
May Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Norio Mitsuya
July Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshimitsu Motegi
2015 May Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yoichi Miyazawa
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Kentaro Sonoura
August Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akihiro Ota
September Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Takashi Uto
November Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Motoo Hayashi
2016 June Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Katsuyuki Kawai
August Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Katsuyuki Kawai
December Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida
2017 January Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
June Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Katsuyuki Kawai
July Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda
August Foreign Minister Taro Kono
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane
October State Minister for Foreign Affairs Masahisa Sato
November Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Foreign Minister Taro Kono
Special Advisors to the Prime Minister Kentaro Sonoura
December Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Iwao Horii
2018 January Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Seiko Noda
February Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Hiroto Izumi
June Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Mitsuhiro Miyakoshi
November Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Hiroto Izumi
2019 February Foreign Minister Taro Kono
June Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Hiroto Izumi
July Justice Minister Takashi Yamashita
2020 January Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi
From the Philippines to Japan
Year Month Name
2001 March Secretary of Trade and Industry Manuel Roxas
Secretary of Tourism Richard Gordon
Special Representative Yuchengco
July Secretary of Tourism Richard Gordon
August Secretary of National Defense Angelo Reyes
September President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
November Vice President, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teofisto Guingona
2002 May President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
August Secretary of Foreign Affairs Blas Ople
November Vice President, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teofisto Guingona
December President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Blas Ople
2003 June President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
December President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
2004 October Secretary of Trade and Industry Cesar Purisima
Energy Secretary Vicente Perez
Senate President Franklin Drilon
November Secretary of Trade and Industry Cesar Purisima
2005 February Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alberto Romulo
April Secretary of Trade and Industry Juan Santos
September Secretary of Tourism Joseph Durano
2006 April Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alberto Romulo
May Speaker of the House of Representatives Jose De Venecia Jr.
July Secretary of Tourism Joseph Durano
October Secretary of Finance Margarito Teves
Secretary of Trade and Industry Peter Favila
2007 May President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alberto Romulo
October Secretary of Trade and Industry Peter Favila
2008 March Secretary of Finance Margarito Teves
Secretary of Trade and Industry Peter Favila
December Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alberto Romulo
Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning Ralph Recto
2009 January Secretary of Transportation and Communications Leandro Mendoza
Secretary of Finance Margarito Teves
Secretary of Trade and Industry Peter Favila
Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning Ralph Recto
Governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Amando Tetangco Jr.
March Secretary of Labor and Employment Marianito Roque
June President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alberto Romulo
2010 January Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alberto Romulo
November President Benigno Aquino III
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alberto Romulo
2011 February Secretary of Finance Cesar Purisima
Secretary of Trade and Industry Gregory Domingo
Secretary of Energy Jose Rene Almendras
July Secretary of Public Works and Highways Rogelio Singson
August President Benigno Aquino III
September President Benigno Aquino III
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario
2012 March Secretary of Transportation and Communications Manuel Roxas II
April Secretary of Trade and Industry Gregory Domingo
June Secretary of Tourism Ramon Jimenez
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario
July Secretary of Defense Voltaire Gazmin
Vice President Jejomar Binay
October Secretary of Finance Cesar Purisima
Secretary of Budget and Management Florencio Abad
Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning Arsenio Balisacan
2013 March Secretary of Trade and Industry Gregory Domingo
Secretary of Transportation and Communications Joseph Emilio Abaya
May Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario
October Secretary of Energy Carlos Jericho Petilla
December President Benigno Aquino III
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario
2014 February Secretary of Labor and employment Rosalinda Baldoz
April Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario
June President Benigno Aquino III
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario
October Secretary of Finance Cesar Purisima
Secretary of Public Works and Highways Rogelio Singson
Secretary of Tourism Ramon Jimenez
November Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario
2015 January Secretary of Defense Voltaire Gazmin
March Secretary of Trade and Industry Gregory Domingo
Secretary of Public Works and Highways Rogelio Singson
May Secretary of Finance Cesar Purisima
June President Benigno Aquino III
2016 February Secretary of Transportation and Communications Joseph Emilio Abaya
April Secretary of Labor and employment Rosalinda Baldoz
May Secretary of Transportation and Communications Joseph Emilio Abaya
Secretary of Finance Cesar Purisima
June Senate President Franklin Drilon
October President Rodrigo Duterte
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto Yasay
2017 February Secretary of Transportation and Communications Arthur Tugade
Secretary of Trade and Industry Ramon Lopez
Secretaty of Socio-economic Planning Ernesto Pernia
Secretary of Public Works and Highways Mark Villar
Senate President Aquilino Pimetel III
March Secretary of Finance Carlos Dominguez
Secretary of Socio-economic Planning Ernesto Pernia
Secretary of Public Works and Highways Mark Villar
Secretary of Energy Alfonso Cusi
Secretary of Budget and Management Benjamin Diokno
Senate Alan Peter Cayetano
April Senate President Aquilino Pimetel III
Secretary of Trade and Industry Ramon Lopez
May Vice President Maria Robredo
June Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano
September Secretary of Finance Carlos Dominguez
Secretary of Socio-economic Planning Ernesto Pernia
Secretary of Public Works and Highways Mark Villar
Secretary of Transportation and Communications Art Tugade
Secretary of Budget and Management Benjamin Diokno
Secretary of Energy Alfonso Cusi
Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office Jose Andanar
National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon
Bases Conversion and Development Authority Vivencio Dizon
October President Rodrigo Duterte
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano
2018 June Secretary of Finance Carlos Dominguez
Secretary of Socio-economic Planning Ernesto Pernia
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea
Secretary of Budget and Management Benjamin Diokno
Secretary of Transportation Arthur Tugade
Secretary of Public Works and Highways Mark Villar
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano
Secretary of Energy Alfonso Cusi
Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office Jose Andanar
2019 February Secretary of Finance Carlos Dominguez
Secretary of Socio-economic Planning Ernesto Pernia
Secretary of Budget and Management Benjamin Diokno
Secretary of Transportation Arthur Tugade
Secretary of Public Works and Highways Mark Villar
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Edouardo Del Rosario
Secretary of Energy Alfonso Cusi
President of Bases Conversion and Development Authority Vivencio Dizon
April Secretary of Defense Delfin Lorenzana
May President Rodrigo Duterte
Cabinet Secretary of Karlo Nograles
Secretary of Agriculture Emmanuel Piñol
Secretary of Finance Carlos Dominguez
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin
Secretary of Public Works and Highways Mark Villar
Secretary of Science and Technology Fortunato Dela Peña
Secretary of Trade and Industry Ramon Lopez
Secretary of Transportation Arthur Tugade Secretary of Tourism Bernadette Puyat
Secretary of Information and Communications Eliseo Rio
Secretary of Socio-economic Planning Ernesto Pernia
Presidential Advisor Carlito Galvez
Presidential Advisor Hermogenes Esperon
October President Rodrigo Duterte
November Governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Benjamin Diokno
December Secretary of Finance Carlos Dominguez
Secretary of Socio-economic Planning Ernesto Pernia
Secretary of Budget and Management Wendel Avisado
Secretary of Transportation Arthur Tugade
Secretary of Public Works and Highways Mark Villar
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Edouardo Del Rosario
Secretary of Energy Alfonso Cusi
President of Bases Conversion and Development Authority Vivencio Dizon
2020 January Interim Chief Minister of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority Ahod “AlHaj Murad” Ebrahim
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