11 May 2017
The Hon. Katsuyuki Kawai, Special Advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, called on VP Leni at the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo yesterday (May 10), at the sidelines of the VP’s visit to Japan to attend the Global Summit of Women.
The Hon. Kawai informed VP Leni of Japan’s ongoing and additional planned assistance projects in support of the Philippines’ campaign to address the drug problem, particularly in the field of rehabilitation and treatment.
The Japanese Government is keen on also extending support in terms of education and advocating measures that promote prevention and effective rehabilitation approaches.
Furthermore, Japanese legislators belonging to the Japan-Philippines Parliamentarians Friendship League (JPPFL) called on VP Leni at the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo yesterday (10 May), at the sidelines of her visit to Japan to attend the Global Summit of Women. The delegation was led by the Hon. Nobuteru Ishihara, Minister for Economic Revitalization.
VP Leni and the Japanese parliamentarians welcomed the strong relations between the Philippines and Japan, the dynamic cooperation being advanced by both countries in various fields, and the rise in Filipino tourism to Japan which, together with the presence of a significant number of Filipinos residing in Japan, are helping buttress the ties being enjoyed by the two countries.
The two sides traced the long history of relations between Filipinos and the Japanese, as exemplified by the life of the Blessed Justus Takayama Ukon, a Japanese samurai who lived and died in Manila in 1615 and whose statue stands at Plaza Dilao in Paco.