Former Philippine Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Japan

1943 MARKED THE ESTABLISHMENT of the first Philippine Embassy in Japan under the Second Philippine Republic. Mr. Jorge Vargas was designated as the first Philippine Ambassador to Japan.

The first Japanese Embassy in the Philippines was established in October 1952 following the signing in September 1951 of the San Francisco Peace Treaty with Japan to formally end World War II. An agreement on Japan’s reparations for war damages was signed between Japan and the Philippines on 9 May 1956.

The following Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary have served in Tokyo and had been instrumental in the continued friendly Philippine-Japan relations.

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H.E. Jorge Vargas
1943-1945

H.E. Felino Neri
1956-1958
H.E. Manuel A. Adeva
1958-1962
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H.E. Mauro Mendez
1962-1964
H.E. Jacinto C. Borja
1965-1966
H.E. Jose S. Laurel III
1966-1971
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H.E. Roberto S. Benedicto
1972-1978
H.E. Carlos J. Valdez
1978-1986
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H.E. Domingo L. Siazon, Jr.
1993-1995 [1st Term]

H.E. Alfonso T. Yuchengco
1995-1998

H.E. Romeo A. Arguelles
1998-2001
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H.E. Domingo L. Siazon, Jr.
2001-2010 [2nd Term]
H.E. Manuel M. Lopez
2011-2016