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Nov 05

Photos from the President’s Official Visit to Japan September 25-28, 2011

First Day, September 25, 2011


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Honor Guard at the NAIA Terminal 2.

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Presidential Flag on the aircraft prior to departure.

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The President embarks.

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Tokyo Haneda Airport: Ambassador Lopez and other officials prepare to board the aircraft to welcome the President.

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Ambassador Lopez greets the President.

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President begins to troop the line, Haneda Airport.

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Honor Guards and the President.

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Japan Education Center: Cultural Presentation by Filipino community.

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The President’s official vehicle, provided by the Japanese government.

Day Two: September 26, 2011

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Onboard the Hayate 17 Bullet Train: Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario reviews briefing documents.

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Mayor of Sendai City welcomes the President.

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Onboard the bus to Ishinomaki City, Secretary del Rosario confers with Undersecretary Linda Basilio.

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Mayor Hiroshi Kameyama welcomes the President to Ishinomaki City.

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The Philippine and Japanese delegations meet in Ishinomaki City.

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Mayor Kameyama delivers his welcome remarks.

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The President gives his response.

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The Mayor of Ishinomaki City receives the President’s letter of donation.

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The President and the Mayor with the President’s letter of donation.

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The Philippine and Japanese delegations.

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The President views photographs of the devastation in Ishinomaki City.

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President views photos.

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Mayor explains the devastation and rehabilitation challenges faced by Ishinomaki City.

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Kadonawaki Coastal Area: signs of devastation.

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Kadonowaki School.

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Kadonowaki School: gutted by a fire due to the earthquake, then further damaged by the tsunami.

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The President and other officials at the Kadonowaki School.

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The Mayor tells the tragic story of the schoolchildren that died in the Kadonowaki School.

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The President lays a wreath in memory of the schoolchildren that died in the Kadonowaki School.

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Details of the ruins of Kadonowaki School.

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The President and members of his cabinet at Kadonowaki School.

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Japanese youngsters welcome the President to Ishinomaki Catholic Church.

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At the Ishinomaki Catholic Church’s school, the President met with members of the Filipino community from Miyagi, Iwarte, and Fukushima Prefectures.

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Filipino residents in Japan tell the President of their concerns.

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Kadonowaki Junior High School: refugee shelter.

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President tours refugee shelter at Kadonowaki Junior High School.

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Refugees meet the President at the Kadonowaki Junior High School shelter.

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Other signs of devastation in the area.

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Hayate 32 Bullet Train.

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How locomotives connect in the Bullet Train.

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Inspirational slogan on the Hayate 32 bullet train.

Day three: September 27, 2011

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Arriving at the official residence and office of the Prime Minister of Japan

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Entering the room for the bilateral meeting between the President of the Philippines and the Prime Minister of Japan.

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Briefing Room where the President and the Prime Minister signed their joint statement.

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Official Dining Room for the official dinner hosted by the Prime Minister of Japan.

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Seating arrangement for the Official Dinner.

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Atrium of the official residence of the Prime Minister of Japan.

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Second and third floors of the official residence of the Prime Minister of Japan.

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Ground floor of the official residence of the Prime Minister of Japan.

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From from the ground floor, of the third floor of the official residence.

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Stairs and escalators in the official residence.

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Official dinner: President Aquino delivers his toast, in response to the toast given by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.

Last Day: September 28, 2011

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Staff of the Imperial Hotel prepare to bid the President farewell.

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The President onboard the plane to take him home.

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The President delivers his arrival statement.

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