President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has announced that he would make his first Japan visit in mid-February.

The president said he was invited by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to visit Japan during the United Nations General Assembly last September.

“I think the tentative date is around the second week of February, right now,” Marcos Jr. said.

Before visiting Japan, the president will visit Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum in late January.

“I have a trip later this month to Davos, and Japan maybe will be the next one after that,” he said.

Marcos Jr. said he would focus on economic and regional security in Japan, which will be the ninth country he has visited since becoming Philippine president.

“The agenda will be a continued discussion of what we started in New York which essentially centers around economic security because the Japanese have many concerns about regional security and…the Philippines is seen as an important part of maintaining that security in partnership with friends and partners like Japan and the other countries around the Indo-Pacific, Asia-Pacific region,” he said. John Ezekiel J. Hirro