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Hagedorn welcomes Japanese Ambassador in Puerto Princesa

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Palawan 3rd district Rep. Edward Hagedorn has welcomed the Ambassador of Japan to the Philippines Kazuhiko Koshikawa in Puerto Princesa.

The solon hosted a welcome ceremony on Friday to celebrate the Ambassador’s first visit to Puerto Princesa City.

“In true Hagedorn fashion, the diplomat and his entourage were given a taste of the Palawenyo hospitality with dinner, cultural presentations, and hand-crafted tokens,” the lawmaker’s office said.

In his opening remarks, Hagedorn also lauded the Japanese government’s support for the country, with Puerto Princesa benefiting from several projects in the past.

“Hagedorn also recognizes the new support for Palawenyos of Japanese descent, who were greatly struck with hardships after World War II in 1941,” the office said.

Ambassador Koshikawa also that the establishment of the Palawan Nikkeijin Kai is a testimony to the flourishing bilateral relations and forges even closer friendship.

“I appreciate and am very much impressed with your hospitality, not only for me but for the Japanese people.”

Koshikawa also said that they are open to working on future projects in the district and look forward to visiting the famous natural wonder of the Underground River.

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