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Palace condoles death of ex-Japanese Prime Minister Nakasone

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By Prince Golez

Malacañang on Sunday condoled the demise of former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone who passed away at the age of 101.

In a statement, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo described Nakasone as a “great friend of the Philippines.”

In 1983, the former Japanese premier was conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Grand Collar (Raja) for his contribution in strengthening the diplomatic ties between the Philippines and Japan, said Panelo.

“As tributes pour to honor the life and legacy of the late Japanese leader, we pray that the Almighty grant Mr. Nakasone eternal repose as he rests in happiness and peace,” he added.

Nakasone served as prime minister from 1982 to 1987.

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