Malacañang welcomed the formal ascension to the throne of Emperor Naruhito, saying that it bodes well for the diplomatic ties between the Philippines and Japan.
The Philippine Government is confident that this historic opportunity will bring new momentum to further strengthen the already excellent relationship between the Philippines and Japan, built on the legacy of friendship that future generations will continue to treasure and cultivate.
The Philippines also shared its warm wishes for the Reiwa period under Naruhito’s ‘ ideals, insight, and benevolence. ‘ Duterte shortens his trip to Japan due to pain in his spinal column near the pelvic area that the Palace attributed to his motorcycle accident last week.
As a result, the President would have to skip the Emperor’s banquet at the Imperial Palace on Tuesday night and asked Sara Duterte to be there on his behalf.
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