27 July 2012 - Vice President Jejomar C. Binay visited the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo on July 17 to meet with officers and staff of the Embassy and the leaders and members of the Filipino community as part of his activities during his visit to Japan from July 16 to 18.
Ambassador and Madame Manuel M. Lopez, along with Embassy personnel, welcomed Vice President Binay and his delegation. A flag-raising ceremony marked VP Binay and his delegation’s arrival at the Embassy.
Vice President Binay also addressed leaders and members of the Filipino community in Japan and interacted with the applicants at the Embassy’s Consular Section.
Vice President Binay was in Tokyo to be one of the keynote speakers at the SecureAsia@Tokyo Conference last July 18.
The Conference, now on its 7th year, brought together “senior representatives from academia, government, and industry to identify solutions to the security threats… [such as] cyber attacks on corporate and government infrastructure. The rise in sophisticated and targeted attacks as well as the increased use of smart phones and social media….require that information security professionals are equipped with the necessary skill set to effectively deal with [these] challenges.”
Also on July 18, Vice President Binay also had a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister at the Kantei, the Prime Minister’s Office, and met Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Yukio Edano. He also met other Japanese government officials and information security experts during his visit.