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’s nothing to discuss there except to be a witness to the enthronement of the new Emperor,” President Duterte explained.