October 27, 2016
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) President Shinichi Kitaoka paid a courtesy call to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, together with Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa.
JICA is an agency that handles the Official Development Assistance (ODA) of the Government of Japan. Its main role is to assist in the economic and social growth of developing countries, and to promote international cooperation.
Currently, JICA is funding the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project (MSCIP) of the Philippines for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), which is currently on its second phase.
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