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

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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.