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Re: Duterte: I rejected Japan missile offer
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2017, 04:55:38 PM »
Strange that they started off with that.

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Re: Duterte @ Japan
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2017, 04:46:37 PM »
Duterte returns to Japan, 'true friend' of PH | Rappler - October 30, 2017
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The Philippine leader arrived around 3 am in Tokyo's Haneda International Airport on Monday, October 30, to begin his two-day visit.

It's been a year since his first trip to Japan as president. He was welcomed by Japan State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane, new Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda, and Philippine Ambassador to Japan Jose Laurel V.


Back in Japan. President Rodrigo Duterte gets a warm welcome upon his arrival at the Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan on October 30, 2017. Presidential photo

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Re: Duterte @ Japan
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2017, 08:49:39 PM »
Abe confirms ¥1 trillion aid package with Duterte as Tokyo races Beijing for Manila’s support | Japan Times - OCT 30, 2017
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During a summit in Tokyo with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday reaffirmed Tokyo’s commitment to providing economic cooperation worth ¥1 trillion over the next five years.

The move is seen as an economic assistance race against Beijing to form a better relationship with Manila.

Abe has been trying hard to win Duterte over in dealing with territorial disputes in the South China Sea, in which the Philippines is a key diplomatic player.

Meanwhile, China, too, is trying to woo Manila by pledging to extend economic assistance worth $24 billion (¥2.5 trillion). The pledge was made when Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Duterte in Beijing in October last year.

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Duterte thanks Japan for 'giving flesh' to ¥1-T pledge

GMA news - October 30, 2017
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President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday expressed his gratitude to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for defining Tokyo’s ¥1-trillion pledge for Manila.

“I am pleased with Japan’s reiteration that it is fully committed to – as he described it – ‘give flesh’ to the 1 trillion yen or close to nine billion dollars pledge [of] assistance to the Philippines,” he said during their joint statement at the Prime Minister’s Office in Tokyo.

Duterte said that the pledge would cover infrastructure projects and the rehabilitation of Marawi City, among others.

“There will be some of the most ambitious and groundbreaking projects, including the Metro Manila Subway project, and major developments in the regions and provinces,” he said.

“Apart from its involvement in the peace process, Japan is already on the ground as we proceed with reconstructing Marawi and rebuilding the lives of those affected,” he added.

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Re: Duterte @ Japan
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2017, 03:49:43 PM »
Countering China, Abe agrees $9bn aid package with Duterte
Dealing with North Korea a common issue for Japan, Philippines

MASAYUKI YUDA, Nikkei staff writer

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Economy/Countering-China-Abe-agrees-9bn-aid-package-with-Duterte

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, welcomes Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte before a meeting at the prime minister's official residence on Oct. 30.
TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to deliver nearly $9 billion in aid to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to rebuild battle-damaged areas of Mindanao island and improve infrastructure throughout the country.

Abe and Duterte signed a joint statement agreeing to a public- and private-sector contribution worth a total of 1 trillion yen ($8.8 billion) for the rapidly growing Southeast Asian country of over 7,000 islands.

At the signing ceremony following the bilateral summit meeting, Abe said, "As he moves forward in his efforts to fight terrorism, and also for stability in Mindanao, we would like to provide our full support to President Duterte's approach." Duterte replied: "The Philippines and Japan are building a golden age of our strategic partnership."

The offer of aid over the next five years had basically been agreed by the two leaders in January, when Abe visited the Philippines. He gave further details of the package Monday, to which the Philippine leader agreed.

Another area of interest to both leaders is security in the South China Sea, over much of which China claims control. Duterte will chair the upcoming meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit and the East Asia Summit in the Philippines in the first half of November.

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