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Key officials of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, led by Ambassador Manuel M. Lopez pose with officials of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) during a visit at the Japanese automobile company’s headquarters in Tokyo on 2 April 2014. Inset: Ambassador Lopez is joined by incumbent MMC President Chairman and CEO, Osamu Masuko.

During the call, Ambassador Lopez reiterated the support of the Philippine government to the automobile manufacturing industry. Ambassador Lopez and officials of the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Tokyo led by Commercial Counsellor Dita Angara-Mathay and Commercial Attache Froilan Pamintuan, extended his gratitude to Mr. Masuko for MMC’s fervent interest to expand its production operations in the Philippines and for the impending acquisition of a vehicle manufacturing production facility in Laguna, which was personally relayed by Mr. Masuko during his call on Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III at Malacanang Palace last March 19.