Aquino to promote PHL economic interests in meetings with Japanese business leaders in Tokyo visit

Thursday, December 12th, 2013. Filed under: Philippine News
President Benigno S. Aquino III receives His Excellency Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, at the Music Room of the Malacañan Palace during his Official Visit to the Republic of the Philippines on Saturday (July 27, 2013).(MNS photo)

President Benigno S. Aquino III receives His Excellency Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, at the Music Room of the Malacañan Palace during his Official Visit to the Republic of the Philippines on Saturday (July 27, 2013).(MNS photo)

TOKYO, Japan (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III is expected to promote Philippine economic interests in Japan this week, through scheduled meetings with Japanese business groups and delegations during his visit here.

President Aquino will lead a Philippine delegation to Tokyo to take part in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Japan Commemorative Summit here.

On Friday, the President is scheduled to meet with the Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) at the Meeting Room of the Keidanren Kaikan in Chiyoda-ku here.

The President and members of the Philippine delegation are to meet 12 representatives of the Japan Business Federation led by Hiromasa Yonekura.

The meeting is scheduled after a bilateral meeting and working lunch hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Also on Friday, the President is scheduled to receive a social call by Bank of Japan Governor and Mrs. Haruhiko Kuroda at the MainBuilding of the Imperial Hotel.

On Saturday, President Aquino is scheduled to join fellow ASEAN heads of state at a lunch hosted by the Japan business community, including the Keidanren and the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at the Japan Business Federation building.

Also on Saturday, the President and members of the Philippine delegation are to meet with officials of the Sumotomo Mitsui Banking Corp.

Expected to represent the SMBC are chairman Teisuke Kitayama and deputy president Hiroshi Minoura.

Meanwhile, the President is scheduled to witness the signing of a memorandum of understanding for an 850-room retirement community in CebuCity.

To sign the MOU are officials of the CebuCity government, Japanese real estate firm I-Land Co., and construction company Primary Structures.

On Saturday evening, the President and the Philippine delegation will meet with officials of Nidec Sankyo Corporation led by chairman of the board Shigenobu Nagamori. (MNS)

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