ree days of Duterte venting his anger in Japan, and he's had a captive audience, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Philippines president saying on Thursday he's laid out his frustrations with a common ally, the United States.>> They treat us like dogs on a leash. They would throw bread to a dog but the dog cannot reach the bread.
>> But when it comes to Japan, Duterte's had much warmer things to say. As Reuters Martin Petty reports both sides walked away happy after the three day visit.>> It looks like Duterte got what he wanted from the visit. He got assurances from Japan that it wanted to remain a key development partner and that it had plans for more investments.
It would continue to create jobs and investments for the Philippine economy. Prime Minister Abe got assurances from Duterte that his overtures towards China were more about economics and investment and that, that wouldn't have any impact on the relationship with Japan. One thing they got that he may perhaps not have wanted was an earful of what Duterte feels about the United States, which of course is a key ally of japan.
>> Duterte also pledging to stand by Japan's side in any dispute on the South China Sea. But, vowing that the next joint exercise with American's Navy will be the last.>> There's a big meeting of the militaries of both countries next month, where they're gonna discuss the future of the exercises.
And everybody seems to be in the dark from both sides and I think a lot hinges on what Duterte himself wants.>> Duterte's comments have been headache for Abe, who's trying to build close ties with two countries that seemed to be having a relationship troubles, as he looks to balance a rising China.