Courtesy Call of Philippine Tourism Fun Ambassador, Ms. Hiro Nishiuchi

    Ms. Hiro Nishiuchi, Philippine Tourism Fun Ambassador, visited Embassy of Japan in the Philippines on October 3, 2019. Ms. Nishiuchi and Ambassador Koji Haneda exchanged idea for tourism between Japan and the Philippines. She was appointed by Tourism Secretary Bernadette Fatima Tecson Romulo-Puyat in June 2018 in Tokyo. She has already visited Manila, Cebu, and other sightseeing places in the Philippines and is dedicated to increase the number of Japanese tourists to the Philippines.
    Last year, the number of Japanese tourists in the Philippines was 631,801 and the number Philippine tourists that went to Japan was 503,976.Tourism rates between Philippines and Japan have continued to increase since 2012, with this year’s figures until September 2019 already exceeding the total number of visits last year.