Japan-Philippines Relations

February 1, 2023

His Excellency Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., President of the Republic of the Philippines, and First Lady Louise Araneta–Marcos will conduct an Official Visit to Japan from Wednesday, February 8 to Sunday, February 12, 2023.

  1. During their stay in Japan, Their Majesties the Emperor and the Empress of Japan will give audience to the President and the First Lady. Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, will hold a meeting with President Marcos and host a working dinner.
  2. Japan and the Philippines are neighboring maritime nations connected by historical bonds and strategic partners sharing fundamental values. The Government of Japan wishes that the visit by President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., and First Lady Louise Araneta-Marcos will further deepen the bilateral cooperation.


  • (1) President Marcos was inaugurated as the 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines on June 30, 2022. This will be President Marcos’ first visit to Japan as President.
  • (2) Prime Minister KISHIDA and President Marcos held their first talk in May 2022 and conducted a Summit-level Working Lunch in New York in September 2022.

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