MANILA – The Japanese government has announced the conferment of “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon” on lawyer Eusebio Tan of Accra Law for his “valuable contribution” in strengthening the economic relations between Japan and the Philippines.
“The government of Japan extends its sincere congratulations to Attorney Eusebio V. Tan, and hopes that he will continue to take an active role in further strengthening the close relations between our two nations,” the Japanese Embassy here said on Wednesday.
The embassy said Tan has been promoting the Philippines as an investment destination for Japanese companies.
In 2012 and 2013, he served as co-chair of the Philippines-Japan Economic Cooperation Committee (Philjec) and led several bilateral dialogues on trade and investment.
During the 30th Joint Meeting of the Japan-Philippines Economic Cooperation in 2012, Tan also highlighted the Philippines as a strategic location for a diversified manufacturing base.
After the joint meeting, which was attended by key government officials of Tokyo and Manila, the embassy said several Japanese electronic companies announced their investment in the country.
Tan has also been providing the Embassy of Japan with the legal advice needed to promote Japan-Philippines relations, the embassy said. (PNA)