Greetings from Ambassador-designate ENDO Kazuya

2024/3/21

Mabuhay!
 
I am ENDO Kazuya, it is my great honor and privilege to be appointed Ambassador of Japan to the Philippines.
 
Last year was a truly fruitful year for bilateral relations. As Prime Minister Kishida noted in his speech at the Joint Session of the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives, exchanges between our two countries have deepened, and the bilateral relationship is now stronger than ever. The robust ties binding our nations have set the stage for “the golden age” of the Strategic Partnership. Our relations are expanding in various areas, from the economy and security to cultural and people-to-people exchanges. I am honored to serve and shoulder this responsibility to be the bridge between our two countries at a time like this.
 
Reflecting on our shared history and accomplishments, I firmly believe that the current excellent relationship between our two countries is the outcome of the efforts of our predecessors. They overcame difficult times and promoted broad exchanges between our people, cultivating a heart-to-heart relationship over the years. We are committed to further expanding the people-to-people ties that form the solid foundation of Japan-Philippines relations, ensuring its continued growth for the generations to come.
 
As I embark on this diplomatic journey in the Philippines, I look forward to collaborating with the Filipino community to further elevate our wonderful relations. Together, let us aspire to a future defined by strengthened ties, shared prosperity, and enduring friendship.
 
Maraming salamat po!