Japan Promises $8.7 Billion in Investments

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged $8.7 billion worth of business opportunities and private investments, along with speedboats and other counterterrorism equipment, to the Philippines. Abe is the first head of state to visit since President Rodrigo Duterte took office, an important affirmation at a time when the president faces domestic and international criticism for a brutal crackdown on illegal drugs. Japan said it would help…

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