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Philippine Embassy in Tokyo Celebrates the 117th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence

H.E. Manuel M. Lopez, Ambassador of the Philippines to Japan, cites the strategic partnership of PH-Japan in his remarks. Click here for full text of the Ambassador’s remarks.
Photo courtesy of Mr. Pex Aguilar.

Mr. Teruo Asada, Chairman of the Philippine Society of Japan and CEO of Marubeni Corporation, praises the closeness of PH-Japan business relations in his remarks as guest of honor. Click here for the full text of Mr. Asada‘s remarks.
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Honorable Kenji Kosaka, Member of the House of Councilors and Chairman of the Japan-Philippines Parliamentarians Friendship League, underscores the importance of PH-Japan relations in his toast remarks. Click here for the full text of Senator Kosaka’s remarks.
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(L-R) Senator Kosaka offers the toast together with Ambassador Lopez and Mr. Asada.
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Ambassador and Madame Lopez lead Embassy officers at the reception line.
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(L-R) Madame Maria Teresa Lopez, Senator Kenji Kosaka, Ambassador Manuel M. Lopez and Mrs. Mariko Kosaka at the reception line.
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(L-R) Mrs. Etsuko Tsunozaki, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Ambassador Manuel M. Lopez and Senator Kenji Kosaka.
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(L-R) Mme. Jamila Bilal, Mme. Maria Teresa Lopez, Ambassador Manuel Lopez, Ambassador of Qatar Yousef Mohamed Bilal.
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Some 500 invited guests composed of the diplomatic corps, government officials and business executives at the Fuji Room of the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo.
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Ambassador and Madame Lopez with the Embassy officers and staff for the Independence Day commemorative photo.
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The Philippine Embassy Choral leads the singing of the Philippine National Anthem “Lupang Hinirang”.
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Ms. Jennifer De Vera, Ms. Angelica Asuncion Vinculado and Ms. Anna Margarita Abejo of the Triple Fret provide the classical guitar repertoire as part of the musical entertainment for the National Day celebration.
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Tokyo University of Foreign Studies performs the “Tinikling” and other Filipino Dances at the program for the National Day celebration.
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Guests enjoyed Filipino cuisine prepared by the Imperial Hotel, with the assistance of Filipino Chef Emmanuel George S. Santos.
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Photo courtesy of Mr. Pex Aguilar.

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