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Japan Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu to make 1st official visit to PH

Jan 03, 2020 - 1:41 PM

Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu is scheduled to visit the Philippines from January 8 to 9

OFFICIAL VISIT. Japan Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu is scheduled to make his first official visit to the Philippines in January 2020. Photo by Alastair Pike/AFP

‘Humiliating’ treatment of Duterte at Japan enthronement rites? Not quite

Oct 24, 2019 - 7:33 PM

How credible are the claims of a viral post alleging that President Rodrigo Duterte was given humiliating treatment at the Japanese Emperor's enthronement?

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, arrive at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan to witness the Ceremonies of the Accession to the Throne of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito on October 22, 2019. Malacañang Photo

'Unbearable' back pain forces Duterte to cut short Japan trip

Oct 22, 2019 - 3:04 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to see his neurologist after 'unbearable pain in his spinal column' prompts him to use a cane at the Japanese Emperor's enthronement ceremony and fly home right after

DUTERTE'S PAIN. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (L) arrives to attend the enthronement ceremony of Japan's Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on October 22, 2019. (Photo by Carl Court/AFP

Duterte flies to Japan for Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:19 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine leader, bringing a supposedly ‘leaner’ delegation, will also attend the Emperor’s Banquet and Prime Minister's Banquet

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Golden Topper Corporate Launch at the Aseana Business Park in Parañaque City on September 25, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte slams climate change conferences for accomplishing 'nothing'

May 31, 2019 - 7:17 PM

The Philippine leader says United Nations climate conferences are a 'waste of time and money'

Duterte: I've kept all my promises

May 31, 2019 - 11:10 AM

As his term nears the halfway mark, President Rodrigo Duterte reminds Filipinos that their choice of the next president will determine if the gains of his administration will continue

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo, Japan on May 30, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

These PH celebs performed during Duterte's meeting with the Filipino community in Japan

May 30, 2019 - 10:49 PM

Rodjun Cruz, Dianne Medina, and Michael Pangilinan are among those who entertain the Filipino community during Duterte's Japan visit

#DuterteLive: With the Filipino community in Japan

May 30, 2019 - 7:21 PM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Japan on May 28, 2019. The President is set to participate in the 25th Nikkei Conference on the Future of Asia. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte promises Japanese businessmen he'll 'kill' their problems

May 29, 2019 - 5:18 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also calls for an enhanced Philippines-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and greater access to Japanese markets for Philippine bananas and other products

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Japan on May 28, 2019. The President is set to participate in the 25th Nikkei Conference on the Future of Asia. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LIST: 26 deals signed during Duterte's 2019 Japan trip

May 29, 2019 - 5:02 PM

The deals, a mix of agreements and letters of intent from Japanese companies, are expected to bring in P289 billion worth of investments if they are implemented

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect to a member of the reception party upon his arrival at a hotel in Tokyo, Japan on May 28, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Japan trip not post-elections 'reward' for Duterte Cabinet – Malacañang

May 29, 2019 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) Malacañang says Philippine Ambassador Jose Laurel V was 'misinformed' when he described the trip as President Rodrigo Duterte's 'pabuya' to Cabinet members

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez upon his arrival at a hotel in Tokyo, Japan on May 28, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte arrives in Japan for forum, meeting with Abe

May 28, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to deliver a speech at Nikkei's prestigious International Conference on the Future of Asia

Duterte headed to Japan end of May

May 16, 2019 - 5:04 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will speak at the Nikkei-organized Future of Asia forum in Tokyo. Business-to-business deals are expected to be signed on the sidelines of the trip.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 122nd Founding Anniversary of the Philippine Army at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City on March 21, 2019. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sara Duterte returns to Japan for urban planning lessons

Apr 17, 2018 - 1:51 PM

(UPDATED) Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and other Davao City officials are in Japan as part of the city government's partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency

JAPAN LESSONS. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio heads to a nearby river system in Tokyo, during a visit with other Davao City officials to study Japan's urban planning efforts. Photo courtesy of Councilor Maria Belen Acosta

Duterte, PDEA to discuss anti-illegal drug measures

Nov 01, 2017 - 12:17 PM

This comes after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan and the Philippines will cooperate to come up with counter measures against terrorism and illegal drugs

In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte gives a speech prior to his departure at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on October 29, 2017. Malacanang photo

LOOK: Mrs Abe posts photos with Duterte, Honeylet

Oct 31, 2017 - 12:52 PM

The wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, an active social media user, uploads the photos on Facebook

JAPAN GUESTS. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and First Lady Ackie Abe, with guests President Rodrigo Duterte and Honeylet. From the Facebook account of Japanese First Lady Ackie Abe

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 31, 2017

Oct 31, 2017 - 11:40 AM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pose for a photo prior to a meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo on October 30, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

20 Japanese companies to invest in PH after Duterte visit

Oct 31, 2017 - 10:58 AM

If the 18 letters of intent are followed through with legally-binding deals, they will bring in P310 billion worth of investments to the Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the exchange of business letters of intent (LOIs) between businessman Manuel Pangilinan and a Japanese business leader during a ceremony at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo on October 30, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte hails 'golden age' of partnership with Japan

Oct 30, 2017 - 8:50 PM

During the Philippine President's second visit to Japan, business deals supposedly worth $6 billion are signed

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he interacts with the pupils waving the Japan and Philippine Flags before entering the Malacañan Palace on January 12, 2017. The Prime Minister of Japan is scheduled for a two-day visit to the country. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential PhotoPresident Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he interacts with the pupils waving the Japan and Philippine Flags before entering the Malacañan Palace on January 12, 2017. The Prime Minister of Japan is scheduled for a two-day visit to the country. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

Duterte returns to Japan, 'true friend' of PH

Oct 30, 2017 - 2:56 PM

Here's what to expect from President Rodrigo Duterte's two-day visit to Tokyo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gets a warm welcome upon his arrival at the Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan on October 30, 2017 for a two-day official visit. Accompanying the President are his partner Honeylet and their daughter Veronica. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Why the rushed media arrangement for Duterte's Japan trip?

Oct 28, 2017 - 9:06 AM

A source privy to the arrangements says the presidential trip was initially planned for in-house coverage only

President Rodrigo delivers his pre-departure speech at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on November 16, 2016 prior to his departure for Lima, Peru to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting on November 19 to 20. Photo by Karl Alonzo/Presidential Photo

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Oct 25, 2017 - 11:42 AM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Japan Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera who is among the dialogue partners who joined the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte to visit Japan end of October

Oct 25, 2017 - 10:55 AM

The Philippine President's trip comes days before the APEC and ASEAN summits in November

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he interacts with the pupils waving the Japan and Philippine Flags before entering the Malacañan Palace on January 12, 2017. The Prime Minister of Japan is scheduled for a two-day visit to the country. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

Japan PM offers Philippines drug war support

Jan 12, 2017 - 7:53 PM

Abe s two day visit to the Philippines is the first by a foreign leader since Duterte took office in the middle of last year highlighting Japan s importance as the Southeast Asian nation s top trading partner and foreign aid donor

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila for his state visit to the Philippines on January 12, 2017. Photo by Ace Morandante/PPD

Japan's Abe to meet PH business groups, visit Duterte's Davao home

Jan 10, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be in the Philippines from January 12 to 13 and will visit Manila and Davao City

'THEY HIT IT OFF.' President Rodrigo Duterte and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe share a light moment during the declaration of joint statement following the expanded bilateral meeting in Japan on October 26. Photo by Rey Baniquet/Presidential Photo

Friends in need, friends indeed

Nov 02, 2016 - 8:12 AM

It took President Duterte to be frank and candid or to be more precise undiplomatic to get this far with the superpowers

FRIENDSHIP RENEWED. Chinese pupils hold the flags of the Philippines and China as they welcome President Rodrigo Duterte at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 20. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

LIST: Deals Duterte brought home from Japan

Oct 28, 2016 - 2:01 PM

The President brings home mostly agreements on beefing up the Philippine Coast Guard and assistance for agribusinesses

WITH 'TRUE FRIENDS.' President Rodrigo Duterte, along with Philippines delegates and Japanese officials, watches the capability demonstration of Japanese Coast Guard at Yokohama headquarters on October 27. Photo by SIMEON CELI/Presidential Photo

Duterte's courtesy call on Japan Emperor cancelled

Oct 27, 2016 - 2:08 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte follows the advice of his protocol officers not to push through with the courtesy call following the death of Emperor Akihito s uncle Prince Mikasa

Japan's Emperor Akihito (L) and Empress Michiko attend a wreath laying ceremony at the monument to Philippine national hero Jose Rizal in Manila on January 27, 2016. The Japanese emperor and empress are on a five-day visit to the Philippines. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO / AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

Piñol apologizes for inverted PH flag during Japan presentation

Oct 27, 2016 - 12:22 PM

I apologize for the mistake and assure our countrymen that I had no intention of declaring war against anybody says the Agriculture Secretary

INVERTED FLAG. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol gives a presentation in which the Philippine flag is inverted. Rappler-sourced photo

Japan gives PH loan, grants for patrol ships, high-speed boats

Oct 27, 2016 - 11:25 AM

The loan worth P6 8 billion will go to the acquisition of two large scale patrol ships while the P280 million grant will be used to purchase 15 high speed boats

SHIP FROM JAPAN. The Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Tubbataha docks at Port Area in Manila on October 12. Photo by ROBINSON NINAL/ Presidential Photo

Duterte assures Abe: PH will use West PH Sea ruling

Oct 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM

I cannot go out of the arbitral doctrine I am limited to what is written there Duterte tells Abe at the start of their bilateral meeting in Japan

DUTERTE'S WORD. President Rodrigo Duterte and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe share a light moment during the declaration of joint statement following the expanded bilateral meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Japan on October 26. Photo by REY BANIQUET/Presidential Photo

Duterte told of protocol: 'You do it for the country'

Oct 26, 2016 - 8:05 PM

In diplomacy protocol is very important seasoned diplomat Leticia Ramos Shahani says as President Rodrigo Duterte visits Japan

JAPAN TRIP. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte takes a breather before meeting overseas Filipinos in Japan at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo on October 25, 2016. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photos

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Duterte, Abe affirm defense cooperation, peaceful solution to sea row

Oct 26, 2016 - 7:12 PM

UPDATED In their bilateral meeting the leaders of the Philippines and Japan discuss cooperation for maritime security and Mindanao development

PARTNERSHIP. President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are welcomed by honor guards at the Prime Minister'€™s Office in Japan on October 26. Photo by ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo

Duterte assures Japan: No military alliance with China

Oct 26, 2016 - 1:24 PM

The Philippine President tells Japanese businessmen that he does not pick quarrels with our friends and neighbors but that he must stand up for the dignity of Filipinos

DUTERTE IN JAPAN. President Rodrigo Duterte is greeted by Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa upon his arrival at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Japan on October 25, 2016. Photo by ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo

Duterte to foreign critics: 'Do not fuck with our dignity'

Oct 25, 2016 - 8:10 PM

You have the evidence go ahead and file the case I have no problem with that I can rot in prison for my country Duterte tells Western critics during his first speech in Japan

DUTERTE AND CRITICISM. President Rodrigo Duterte give a speech at NAIA Terminal 2 before leaving for Japan on October 25, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Duterte tells worried foreign businesses to go

Oct 25, 2016 - 6:32 PM

UPDATED The Philippine leader slams comments made by the top US envoy to Asia that his fiery rhetoric and crime war were bad for business

TOUGH TALK. President Rodrigo Duterte spares time to accommodate queries from members of Japanese media on October 24, 2016. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

3 Japanese navy ships arrive in Manila

Oct 24, 2016 - 6:26 PM

The 3 vessels – JS Kashima TV 3508 JS Setoyuki TV 3518 and JS Asagiri DD 151 – bring 190 navy officials

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte's Japan visit to focus on defense, investments

Oct 23, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The Philippine president will visit a ship building company and meet with top Japanese business leaders during his official visit from October 25 to 27

INVITATION TO JAPAN. President Rodrigo Duterte and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet in Vientiane, Laos during the ASEAN Summit in early September 2016. Photo from PPD