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President Benigno S. Aquino III (10th from left, first row) poses with members of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) led by their Chairman Akio Mimura (8th from left, first row) during a courtesy call on February 5, 2015 at the Rizal Hall of the Malacañang Palace in the City of Manila. From February 4 to 7, about 100 top-level officials and members of the JCCI were in the Philippines for an economic mission. This mission was organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), the Philippine Japan Economic Cooperation Committee (PhilJEC) and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). It aims to explore business opportunities for a number of large and multinational corporations, trading houses, and small and medium scale enterprises in Japan. Since 1992, this mission is the first mission led by JCCI’s Chairman. JCCI is the largest business organization in Japan composed of 1.26 million companies. (DTI-PRU)