Meeting with Filipino community first on President Aquino’s schedule in Japan

TOKYO, Japan, Dec. 9 (PNA) — A meeting with the Filipino community in Japan will be the first item on President Benigno S. Aquino III’s itinerary during his visit here this week.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, shortly after the President and the Philippine delegation are to arrive here from Manila.

It comes ahead of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Japan Commemorative Summit, which the President is to take part in.

During Thursday’s meeting scheduled at the Large Hall of the Arts Building of the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center, the President is to be presented with a symbolic check for Y1 million for victims of super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

He will also award the Presidential Medal of Merit to former National Historical Institute (now National Historical Commission of the Philippines) Chairman Ambeth Ocampo, before delivering his speech for the occasion.

Meanwhile, Joyce Ogawa, chairperson of the Philippine Assistance Group representing the Kanto region and Jocelyn Yoshitomi, chairperson of the Philippine Community Coordinating Council representing the Kansai region, will deliver their respective remarks.

Filipino artists will also perform songs from the President’s inaugural concert. (PNA)