Philippine Embassy - Tokyo, Japan > PHL Products Dazzle at the 2019 Asia Ladies Friendship Society Bazaar

PHL Products Dazzle at the 2019 Asia Ladies Friendship Society Bazaar

ASEAN Ambassadors with their spouses pose by the Philippine booth at the ALFS Bazaar.

ASEAN Ambassadors with their spouses pose by the Philippine booth at the ALFS Bazaar.

10 April 2019, Tokyo. The Philippine handicrafts booth dazzled shoppers at the much-anticipated 2019 Asia Ladies Friendship Society (ALFS) Bazaar held on 10 April 2019 at the ANA Intercontinental Hotel in Tokyo. Products ranging from lamps, hand-crafted jewelry, bags, and home accessories were eagerly snapped up by buyers who complimented excellent Philippine craftsmanship evident in the design of the displayed products.

With the participation of all embassies from the Asia-Pacific region and the local government of Kumamoto Prefecture, the diverse bazaar provided Japanese shoppers with an opportunity to buy unique and authentic products from different countries of the region in a one-stop-shop.

Mrs, Kaori Kono, spouse of Foreign Minister Taro Kono, congratulates Ambassador Jose C. Laurel V for the PHL participation in the bazaar.

Mrs, Kaori Kono, spouse of Foreign Minister Taro Kono, congratulates Ambassador Jose C. Laurel V for the PHL participation in the bazaar.

Shoppers also enjoyed the “taste of the region” at the numerous food booths which completed the bazaar. Philippine delicacies became an instant hit with the crowd lining up at the Philippine food booth.

One of the significant features of the bazaar is its partnership with different non-government organizations for the elderly, women, children and other vulnerable groups which are chosen by the participating embassies from their home countries. Also, one of the Japanese NGO participants sold items produced by their Philippine NGO partner. The proceeds of the one-day event are turned over to the chosen beneficiaries.

The ALFS Bazaar is an annual undertaking by the Asia Ladies Friendship Society and members of the diplomatic corps, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.