Shinzo Abe in the Philippines - updates

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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

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Japan's Abe adopts Philippine eagle, eats durian

Jan 13, 2017 - 1:22 PM

The prime minister names a young female Philippine Eagle Sakura

SAKURA THE EAGLE. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe adopts a female Philippine Eagle in the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte. Image by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Abe trip to Davao shows PH, Japan 'more than brothers'

Jan 12, 2017 - 8:00 PM

This is an eloquent reflection of the existing confidence and trust between the two leaders says Japanese Foreign Press Secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura

'MORE THAN BROTHERS.' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (right) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) shake hands during a joint press briefing at the Philippine presidential palace in Manila on January 12, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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

In Manila, Abe hails improving PH-China ties

Jan 12, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stresses the significance of the rule of law peaceful resolution of disputes and non militarization

OFFICIAL VISIT. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures during a joint press briefing with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the Philippine presidential palace in Manila on January 12, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Japan pledges $8.7-billion aid package to PH

Jan 12, 2017 - 6:51 PM

One of the 5 agreements the Philippines and Japan signed is the Memorandum of Cooperation between their coast guards to promote maritime safety and security

FIRST VISITOR. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the first head of state to visit the country under President Rodrigo Duterte, pledges to give more than $8 billion in aid package. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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

Duterte underscores PH's 'exemplary partnership' with Japan

Oct 28, 2016 - 6:59 AM

Duterte calls the trip another defining moment for the solid and strategic partnership between our countries

President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinz? Abe, along with the Philippine delegation, gesture while having their picture taken during the State Banquet at the Prime Minister's Official Residence in Japan on October 26. ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo

Duterte open to joint maritime exercises with Japan

Oct 27, 2016 - 3:50 PM

The Philippine President says he is also open to joint patrols with Japan in Philippine territorial waters in the West Philippine Sea

DEALS WITH JAPAN. President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe chat as they head to the Prime Minister's Official Residence following a bilateral meeting on October 26. Photo by ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo

Homeless out, world leaders in: Manila readies for APEC summit

Nov 10, 2015 - 10:49 PM

Presidents Barack Obama of the United States Vladimir Putin of Russia Xi Jinping of China are among the world leaders flying to the November 18 19 event

STREET FAMILIES. The DSWD denies allegations that authorities are planning to keep some street families away during the big event. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler