8 February 2023
Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. departed for Japan on Wednesday in a bid to strengthen Manila and Tokyo's collaboration in a wide range of areas, including agriculture, renewable energy, digital transformation, defence and infrastructure.
Marcos’s bilateral visit to Japan is essential and is part of a larger foreign policy agenda to forge closer political ties. The working visit, scheduled on February 8 to 12, will include a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and an audience with Emperor Naruhito.
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