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Ambassador Mylene Garcia-Albano Strengthens Philippine Ties with Ibaraki Prefecture

Ambassador Mylene Garcia-Albano presents Governor OIGAWA Kazuhiko of Ibaraki prefecture a souvenir from the Philippines

26 May 2023 – Ambassador Mylene Garcia-Albano paid a courtesy call to Governor OIGAWA Kazuhiko of Ibaraki Prefecture in Mito City, Ibaraki. The visit aimed to further strengthen the relationship between the Philippines and Japan, fostering friendship and collaboration.

During the meeting, Ambassador Garcia-Albano expressed her heartfelt gratitude for the warm hospitality extended to the Filipino community in Ibaraki Prefecture. The discussion explored potential avenues for collaboration, particularly in the fields of Science and Technology, leveraging Ibaraki’s position as a hub for scientific and technological advancements, agriculture, and strengthening people-to-people ties.

With over 10,000 Filipinos residing in Ibaraki, the Ambassador’s visit paved the way for a consular mission aimed at providing essential consular services to the Filipino community.

The courtesy call and consular mission underscored the Philippine Government’s commitment to enhance the positive environment for Filipinos living and working in Japan, and to strengthen community-level relations.