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Philippine officials tell Japanese businessmen it's 'business as usual' despite regional tensions

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A joint statement issued following a 70-minute summit between Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (left) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe skated around the most delicate diplomatic issues.

Tokyo

PHILIPPINE officials strove on Wednesday in Tokyo to assure Japanese businessmen that the relationship between their two countries would remain on a "business as usual" basis despite the prospect of shifts in the regional balance of power as Manila reassesses its relations with

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