The Japanese Embassy in Manila has extended its gratitude to Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla for the deportation of four Japanese fugitives wanted for theft in Japan.
“I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for your utmost understanding and steadfast cooperation in the deportation of the four suspected Japanese nationals,” Ambassador Koshikawa Kazuhiko.
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On Tuesday and Wednesday, the government deported fugitives Toshiya Fujita, Kiyoto Imamura, Tomonobu Saito, and Yuki Watanabe to Japan.
The four are suspected of directing a series of robberies in their native country while detained in the Philippines.
“I am certainly looking forward to furthering our close ties in order to holistically deepen, strengthen, and enhance Philippine-Japan relations in all aspects,” Koshikawa said.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is currently on a five-day official visit to Japan. — Joahna Lei Casilao/RSJ, GMA Integrated News