LOOK: Japanese destroyer arrives in Manila

Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Asagiri-class destroyer JS Setogiri (DD-156) is currently in the country for a scheduled regular goodwill visit.

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The Japanese destroyer was welcomed Philippine Navy on May 25 at Pier 15, Manila South Harbor. It is expected to end visit Saturday, May 26.

A Japanese navy contingent is aboard the destroyer headed by JMSDF Escort Division 7 head Captain Susumi Moriyama, and JS Setogiri skipper Commander Tokeshi Tonegawa.

“There is nothing unusual, their frequent visit to our country – this is a regular port visit and we welcome navies that plan to visit us,” Philippine Navy spokesperson Captain Lued Lincuna said.

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“It will further contribute to promote peace, security and stability in our maritime region,” he added.

Sources: http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1036409; https://www.facebook.com/PTVph/posts/2149883341738991