Japanese Air Force One lands in Davao airport

THE ZERO HAS LANDED. The Boeing 747 of the Japanese Air Self Defense Force is being towed down after its arrival at the Davao International Airport yesterday morning. Twenty-seven personnel aboard the plane including the aircraft crew to inspect the facilities of DIA in preparation for the state visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a stopover in Davao City next month. LEAN DAVAL JR.
THE ZERO HAS LANDED. The Boeing 747 of the Japanese Air Self Defense Force is being towed down after its arrival at the Davao International Airport yesterday morning. Twenty-seven personnel aboard the plane including the aircraft crew to inspect the facilities of DIA in preparation for the state visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a stopover in Davao City next month. LEAN DAVAL JR.

A Japanese Air Force One plane landed yesterday noon at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport with local officials clueless if it is has something to do with the reported incoming visit of Japanese Prime Minister.

The plane’s landing triggered speculations that Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might visit the city anytime soon.

A Japanese media outfit once inquired about the information of the visit of Abe here in the City however; there were no confirmed information yet.

City Information Officer Jefry Tupas said that there was no information yet about the visit of Abe in the City anytime.

Japan has previously poured investments and projects here in the city and has a good relationship with the city government.

Davao City’s former mayor and now President Rodrigo Duterte recently visited the country. Abe then promised to continue the good relationship that they have with the Philippines.

Abe also pledged to continue Japan’s support for investment, infrastructure and military equipments in Mindanao especially Davao City.

The plane is reportedly operated by the Japan Self-Defense Force for the official use of the Prime Minister and other Japanese delegates for summit meetings and international conferences in foreign countries.

The plane is reportedly equipped to special specifications, and include an onboard Prime Minister’s Office, Secretary’s Corner and Conference Room.

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