Naruhito’s rule to further boost PH-Japan ties – Duterte
By Prince Golez
The succession of Emperor Naruhito will further strengthen the Philippines’ relations of friendship with Japan, President Rodrigo Duterte said.
“The Philippine Government is confident that this historic occasion will bring new momentum in the further strengthening of an already excellent Philippines-Japan relationship built on a legacy of friendship that succeeding generations will continue to treasure and cultivate,” said Duterte.
The Chief Executive attended the enthronement rites at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo earlier today.
The Office of the President said Duterte was “honored and priveleged” to witness the ceremonial enthronement.
“We felt the ardent joy of the Japanese people and their abiding love for His Majesty during this joyous celebration.
“The Philippines conveys its warm wishes for the Reiwa era under His Majesty’s ideals, wisdom and benevolence,” the statement stated.