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18 November 2021 – To promote awareness on the Philippines’ disaster risk reduction efforts, the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo engaged with Tohoku University professors and students through their Graduate School of Law, School of Public Policy program.
The discussions will form part of the students’ project, under their post-graduate degree course, to provide recommendations to the Japanese government in furthering bilateral, regional and international cooperation on building a disaster resilient society.
The Embassy, through Minister and Consul Leah Victoria C. Rodriguez, underscored the strong commitment of the Philippines to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, and provided information on how the country has adopted measures to lessen the country’s vulnerabilities and mitigate the effects of disasters, and build resilience of its people.
The Embassy supports efforts in the Philippines’ goal of transforming towards equity and resiliency, under the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, which consists of strategies to expand economic opportunities, accelerate human capital development, reduce vulnerability and build safe and secure communities.
Philippine Embassy in Tokyo Promotes Economic Cooperation In A Dialogue With Japanese Business Federation
12 November 2021 – In a policy dialogue between KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation) and ASEAN Embassies in Tokyo held today, Philippine Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Robespierre Bolivar called for the strengthening of cooperation between the Philippines and Japan in a number of areas, including post-COVID-19 economic development, digital technology, and climate change resilience.
In his remarks during the meeting, CDA Bolivar noted that the Philippines considers “ASEAN as its family and Japan as a friend closer than a brother, and these strong ties make us natural partners”.
He thanked the KEIDANREN for the recent publication of its policy paper on strengthening ASEAN-Japan cooperation and remarked that the Philippines looks forward to working with the Japanese business sector in promoting ASEAN integration and connectivity. “The areas identified by KEIDANREN on cooperation, co-creation and new growth areas converge with the Philippines’ major economic programs, specifically on infrastructure, trade and investment, climate change, disaster risk reduction and management, and digital transformation,” added CDA Bolivar.
KEIDANREN is a comprehensive economic organization with a membership comprised of 1,444 representative companies of Japan, 109 nationwide industrial associations and regional economic organizations for all 47 prefectures.
KEIDANREN recently published a policy paper on “Japan-Relations in the New Era: Towards A Realization of a Sustainable Society Through Cooperation and Co-creation,” a compilation of the organization’s observations and proposals on how to enhance relations with ASEAN countries. It reflected the heightened interest of the KEIDANREN members on engaging ASEAN as a region.
KEIDANREN is a co-organizer of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo and DTI’s upcoming Virtual Economic Briefing on “SDGs: A Philippines-Japan Partnership” scheduled 24 November 2021. The Commercial Section of the Philippine Embassy facilitated the participation of Mr. Hideyuki Tanaka, KEIDANREN Chair of the Subcommittee on ASEAN Economic Relations and Managing Executive Officer of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited as a Japan Panel Keynote Presenter at the event. Interested participants may register at https://vb.wufoo.com/forms/x1cyxj190rz55bh/.
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