Abe and Aquino pledge stronger security ties

National / Politics Jun 24, 2014

Abe and Aquino pledge stronger security ties

by Mizuho Aoki

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III pledged Tuesday to deepen security cooperation, at a time when their countries are facing growing military assertiveness from China. During a news conference following a 45-minute meeting and a working lunch in Tokyo on Tuesday, ...

National / Politics Dec 10, 2013

Japanese, Philippine leaders to discuss maritime cooperation

Philippine President Benigno Aquino will discuss maritime cooperation with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when they meet for lunch on the sidelines of the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit later this week, a government spokesman said. Raul Hernandez said Aquino will leave for Tokyo on Thursday to attend ...

Loan plan for new Philippines patrol ships unveiled

National / Politics Jul 28, 2013

Loan plan for new Philippines patrol ships unveiled

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled a plan at a meeting Saturday with Philippine President Benigno Aquino to provide Manila with 10 coast guard patrol ships through a yen loan to help it counter an increasingly assertive China. In addition, to help achieve peace on Mindanao, ...