Filipino-Japanese artist Alan Shirahama named Philippine tourism ambassador

February 10, 2023 - 5:38 PM
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Photo shows Philippine Tourism Ambassador Alan Shirahama (Department of Tourism/Facebook)

The Department of Tourism named Filipino-Japanese performer and actor Alan Shirahama as the new tourism ambassador for the Philippines. 

This was announced by the DOT on Thursday, February 9.

The Filipino-Japanese star also met President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco, who are currently in Japan with other government officials and personalities for a five-day “official working visit.”   

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On Instagram, the celebrity said he is honored to be the country’s tourism ambassador. 

“Yet another dream has come true…I was honored to be appointed [as Ambassador of Tourism in the Philippines],” he wrote. 

In a separate Instagram post, Shirahama revealed that one of the most beautiful places he visited during his Philippine trip is Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila. 

Shirahama is born to a Filipino mother and a Japanese father. 

The Filipino-Japanese star is the leader of the popular J-pop group Generations from Exile Tribe.

Apart from dance performances, Shirahama is part of some acting projects. Some of his films are “Daytime Shooting Star,” “Prince of Legend” and “One in a Hundred Thousand.”