President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the courtesy call of Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2019.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shakes the hand of one of the members of Japan's House of Councillors during their courtesy call together with Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date, at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shakes the hand of one of the members of Japan’s House of Councillors during their courtesy call together with Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date, at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes the Palace Guard upon his arrival at the Malacañan Palace for the courtesy call of Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date on January 8, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes the Palace Guard upon his arrival at the Malacañan Palace for the courtesy call of Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date on January 8, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte responds in the traditional Japanese manner as he welcomes Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte responds in the traditional Japanese manner as he welcomes Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers with members of his cabinet during the courtesy call of Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date, at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers with members of his cabinet during the courtesy call of Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date, at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte engages in a conversation with Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte engages in a conversation with Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte engages in a conversation with Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte engages in a conversation with Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with members of the Japan House of Councillors together with their President Chuichi Date and his spouse Yuko who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. Also in the photo are members of President's cabinet. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with members of the Japan House of Councillors together with their President Chuichi Date and his spouse Yuko who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. Also in the photo are members of President’s cabinet. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte engages in a conversation with Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte engages in a conversation with Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date and his spouse Yuko during their courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date and his spouse Yuko during their courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets members of Japan's House of Councillors during their courtesy call together with Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date, at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets members of Japan’s House of Councillors during their courtesy call together with Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date, at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on the sidelines of Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date's courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on the sidelines of Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date’s courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO