65 Years of Friendship: Japan and the Philippines


This year, 2021, marks the 65th Anniversary of Friendship between Japan and the Philippines. It is a meaningful year for both our countries as we celebrate decades of solidarity, trust and mutual understanding. May the ties that bind our countries be stronger and brighter in the years ahead!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines prepared a series of programs meant to further enhance our people-to-people relations – the core of our outstanding bilateral relations.

Greetings from Our Dear Friends

Our celebration has been made even more special, courtesy of our dear friends that bring Japan and the Philippines closer than ever! We are pleased to share our compilation of their video and photo well-wishes, as featured below.

Mikey Bustos & RJ Garcia
James Deakin
EJ Obiena
Irish Magno
Hidilyn Diaz
Sarah Geronimo
MNL 48
Thirdy Ravena
Jaja Santiago

Hello! Japan Special ~Kids Ask Ambassador Kaz!~

Ambassador KOSHIKAWA Kazuhiko took the time to answer some of the most endearing questions from adorable Filipino kids in “Hello! Japan Special ~Kids Ask Ambassador Kaz!~” This three-part question-and-answer series featured select Filipino children as they asked questions on anything about Japan and about “Amb. Kaz.” All episodes are available for viewing below.

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3