Japanese warships dock in Manila port


Captain Tsutomu Iwasa and Rear Admiral Jesus Millan and their staff at the Philippine Navy Headquarters. Photo by Navy

MANILA, Philippines– Two Japanese warships have docked in Manila for a two-day port call.

In a statement, the Philippine Navy said on Tuesday that JS Akebono (DD-108) and JS Hamagiri (DD-155) of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force Escort Six Division headed by Captain Tsutomu Iwasawa arrived at the port of Manila last Sunday.

The visit will be until today, Tuesday.

“The purpose of the visit was for re-provisioning and rest of crew before it heads back to Japan,” the Navy said.

Captain Iwasawa and his party visited the Navy Headquarters and paid a courtesy call to the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Jesus Millan. The Navy also hosted a welcome reception for the officers and crew of the ships.

The ships came from counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden near Arabian Sea before it arrived to the Philippines.

The visit was expected to promote stronger ties and military cooperation between the Philippine Navy and  Japan Maritime Self Defense Force.

Both Japan and the Philippines share a rival claimant in China. Last June, defense ministers of both countries met to step up their “strategic partnership in the field of defense, particularly in maritime affairs.

The Philippines is engaged in a dispute with China over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), while Japan and China have a maritime row over Senkaku (known Diaoyu) in the East China Sea.

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  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Great at least we have company to fend off communist China.

  • $51012568

    iba talaga epekto ng beer versus Sake….

    Welcome and Arigato Go Sai Masu!!!

  • klepto

    Tsumupa na ba ang Phil navy sa uten ng mga Hapon? Inihanda ba ang mga burikat bago dumating ang mga bisita?

    • sakinlang

      Nakahanda yung mga sisters mo pati na ang nanay at lola mo! Ikaw, isusunod sana kaya lang supot ka pa eh!

      • klepto

        Noon:Dapa! May Hapon!
        Ngayon: Tuwad! May Hapon!

      • klepto

        Mas mabuti siguro kung supsupin mo rin ang uten ko. Pero kantutin muna kita sa puwet para may t a e bago mo tsupain.

      • sakinlang

        Too late, pero good for you to know. Ginawa na namin ng nanay mo yan. Nainggit ka naman agad. Sige gawin din natin pero magpatuli ka muna! Di bale kahit na 1 inch lang yang kargada mo, may 1/2 inch pang matitira, pwede na iyan pangkiliti!

    • mindo601

      stupid and nonsense comment.

      • klepto

        I tell you what stupidity & non-sense are: stupidity is when you su ck the co cks of other people to get favours or sympathy from them because you cannot stand on your own. For the case of our navy or AFP in general, the military leaders are so corrupt/dumb/stupid/coward that their soldiers were turned into target practice by the enemies of the state. They steal the funds intended to modernize and improve their organization and then think that other countries will aid them in times of trouble.

      • manks

        Stupid ka pa rin…

      • AguinaldoIsNotAHero

        May isinulat na paalala para sayo si sakinlang…

      • disqus_LUR9QNkGee

        ibang klase ka…may sayad ka 110 per centum.

    • anakpinas


    • abner

      ang traydor na mga intsik!

  • ApoNiLolo

    “The purpose of the visit was for re-provisioning and rest of crew before it heads back to Japan,”

    Coming from the Indian Ocean, the Japanese ships passed through India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and perhaps even Brunei. Yet they opted to get their “provision” and R&R in Manila.

    IMO, it’s not only because the Philippine is the friendliest place to call port, it’s also a calculated move to send a subtle “message” to you-know-who. >: D

  • Dayunyor Binay


    • RedRose_13

      pigtapos Vietnam.

  • dragonian

    hurray…………..flippines chimps…………your japs idols heeded your calls. 2 JapShitts that they sent are finally here.

    i never imagine general hideki tojo is that chimply gorgeous…..just like their flippines chimp counterparts.

    well? what are you waiting for? it’s completely surrounded by radioactive particles. no Chinese ships dare to nearly it……… are safe just like a virgin geisha in the arms of hentai expert………..

    WELCOME. why dont you go aboard and enjoy their hospitality? have a bout of radioactive saki together while watching hentai demo movies……….much better. practice with them live in person.

    you chimps surely wont forget this rare experience……………………………..

    • Maj Gen Luo Yuan

      huh? speak in English, soldier.

  • opinon only

    dragonian, you must be a han chinx, don’t get mad chinx cause japan has owned your people in every war, must feel good to have billions of people but can’t beat a country the size of japan, don’t get mad get even, start your war with japan already, but i bet japan bitc* slaps you chinx again, it makes me laugh how chinx get so mad at japan. you chinx overestimate yourselves. especially your fighting abilities. you chinx suck at fighting. it’s not me saying this. history proves it. run chinx, samurai about to cut your head off.

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