History and current events are coming together this week in the Philippines. The emperor of Japan is in the country on an official visit to mark sixty years of diplomatic relations. But the visit is also a reminder of some history that lingers. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
The last time Emperor Akihito was in Manila, it was 1962. He was crown prince, then-Senator Ferdinand Marcos was three years from becoming president, and the two countries were just six years into their post-war diplomatic relations.