Duterte feels he should attend inauguration of Japanese Emperor: Japan talagang tumutulong sa atin

President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed that he feels he needs to attend the inauguration of new Japanese Emperor and Empress this month in Tokyo.

“You know, Japan has – well, one of the countries na talagang tumutulong sa atin, nauuna pa,” President Duterte said on October 6 during his press conference following his official visit to the Russian Federation.

“[J]ust my personal feeling na, my sentiment, that I should be there even just for a half a day,” he said.

He added that he will probably bring a small delegation.

“Tutal ako lang man siguro ang iniimbita. Hindi na ako magdala nang maraming tao. There‚Äôs nothing to discuss there except to be a witness to the enthronement of the new Emperor,” President Duterte explained.