Duterte to visit Japan ahead of Vietnam APEC meeting-source


Posted at Oct 25 2017 10:12 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands after a joint statement at the Malacanan Palace on Thursday. Abe, who is currently in the Philippines for a 2-day official visit, will be visiting Davao as part of his itinerary. Erik De Castro, Reuters

TOKYO - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Japan for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before the two leaders attend an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Vietnam in November, a source said.

The source, who has knowledge of the planned trip, asked not to be identified because he is not authorized to talk to the media.