PH regains Nampeidai property in Japan

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 04 2013 05:27 PM | Updated as of Jun 05 2013 01:28 AM

MANILA – The Philippine flag is once again flying high after it was hoisted following the recovery of the Nampeidai property in Tokyo, Japan

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced the recovery of the Nampeidai property located in the District of Shibuyu last June 1, 2013.

The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo marked the return of the Nampeidai property after several years of litigation with a simple ceremony called "Balik Nampeidai".

The DFA said the Nampeidai Property is one of the four properties in Japan acquired by the Philippine government under the 09 May 1956 Reparations Agreement with Japan.

Ambassador Manuel Lopez conveyed his deep appreciation to all those who contributed to the successful recovery of the property.

Officials from the Philippine Inter-Agency Bids and Awards Committee for the development of properties in Japan (BAC-Japan) who were instrumental in regaining the Nampeidai Property graced the event, including Finance Undersecretary Carlo Carag (BAC-Japan Chairman), Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Rafael Seguis, and representatives from the Office of the Solicitor-General.

Filipino community leaders in Tokyo joined the celebrations, even as the news of the return of the Nampeidai Property is welcomed by Filipino nationals throughout Japan.