The Daily Manila Shimbun


Japan ready to give more aid to Marawi City; appreciates dismantling of comfort women statue

March 18, 2019

Special Advisor for Foreign Affairs Katsuyuki Kawai said that Japan is ready to extend additional assistance for the rehabilitation of Marawi City. Kawai made the offer during a courtesy call to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday last week. The Japanese official flew to Marawi City to see for himself the devastation wrought the months-long siege of the city by ISIS-inspired rebels. Kawai also expressed the Japanese government’s appreciation for the dismantling of the comfort women statue put up along a major Manila seaside boulevard.