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Japan faces delicate diplomatic balancing act as Duterte visits

Kyodo News Service reported on Sunday that Mr Abe will offer five billion yen in loans to aid agricultural development in Mindano when he meets Mr Duterte (above), a former mayor in the province.


FRESH from his official visit to China last week, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will begin a three-day visit to Japan on Tuesday, amid intense speculation over what role Japan can play in easing strained relations between Manila and Washington and in counterbalancing China's...