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The Imperial Palace. The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. The Meiji Shrine. A Japanese State Dinner, Imperial Palace.

The Day In Japan: The Imperial Palace. The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. The Meiji Shrine. A Japanese State Dinner, Imperial Palace.

In the morning, the President will visit the Imperial Palace for an official arrival ceremony hosted by the Imperial family. There will be pre-set pool coverage of the President’s arrival. Following arrival, the President will participate in the inspection of the Guard of Honor, and a state call with the Emperor and Empress of Japan at the Imperial Palace.

The President will visit the Akasaka Palace for a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. The President will participate in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Abe.

The President will visit the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation to tour and deliver remarks at a youth and science event with students.

The President will visit and tour the Meiji Shrine.

In the evening the President will return to the Imperial Palace to attend the Japanese state dinner. Following the official arrival ceremony at the Imperial Palace, the President will participate in a receiving line with guests. Later in the evening the President will attend the state dinner and participate in an after-dinner talk.

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On Board with President Obama in Japan

 

Published on Apr 24, 2014

Today in Tokyo, the President traveled to the Imperial Palace and was received by the Emperor and Empress of Japan, held a press conference with Prime Minister Abe, visited students and robots at Miraikan Science and Youth Expo and saw Meiji shrine where he was shown a traditional archery demonstration –http://www.whitehouse.gov/asia-trip-s…

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President Obama Holds a Press Conference with Prime Minister Abe of Japan

Published on Apr 24, 2014

President Obama and Prime Minister Abe answer questions from the press following a bilateral meeting in Tokyo. April 24, 2014.

 

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Remarks by President Obama to Miraikan Science and Youth Expo

 

President Obama’s Remarks at the Miraikan Science Expo, April 24, 2014

Published on Apr 24, 2014

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, President Obama will visit the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo and delivered remarks at an event for youth in science.

 

 

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Raw: Obama Plays Soccer With Japanese Robot

 

Published on Apr 24, 2014

President Obama briefly played soccer with a robot during his visit to Japan on Thursday. The President has been emphasizing technology along with security concerns during his visit. (April 24)

 

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Raw: Obama Arrives at State Dinner in Tokyo

 

Published on Apr 24, 2014

President Obama arrives at a state dinner in his donor during his first full day of a four-nation visit to Asia. (April 24)

 

Toast Remarks by President Obama at State Dinner

 

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The President’s Trip to Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines

 

April 22 to April 29

President Obama’s fifth trip to Asia during his time in office will underscore a continued focus on the Asia-Pacific region and commitment to his vision of rebalancing to the world’s largest emerging region. The President’s visit to Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines will focus on our major priorities in the region: modernizing our alliances; supporting democratic development; advancing the Trans-Pacific Partnership and commercial ties; investing in regional institutions; and deepening cultural and people-to-people ties.

 

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

  • In the morning, President Obama greets members of the U.S. Embassy in Japan
  • Later that morning, the President bids farewell to the Emperor Akihito of Japan
  • In the afternoon, President Obama travels to Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • The President visits the National War Memorial and participates in a wreath-laying ceremony
  • Later, the President visits Gyengbok Palace
  • President Obama meets with President Park at the Blue House

 

 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • In the morning, President Obama participates in a roundtable meeting with business leaders to discuss trade policy
  • Later, the President participates in a Combined Forces Command Briefing at Yongsan Garrison and delivers remarks
  • In the afternoon, the President travels to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • President Obama participates in an arrival ceremony in Parliament Square
  • Later that evening, the President attends a State Dinner and delivers remarks at Istana Negara

 

 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • In the morning, President Obama greets members of the U.S. Embassy in Malaysia
  • Later, the President visits the National Mosque of Malaysia
  • President Obama meets with Prime Minister Najib Razak at Perdana Putra
  • In the afternoon, President Obama attends a working lunch with Prime Minister Najib Razak
  • The President delivers remarks at the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center
  • Later, the President participates in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall at the University of Malaysia

 

 

Monday, April 28, 2014

  • The President travels to Manila, Philippines, and participates in an arrival ceremony at Malacanang Palace
  • Later that afternoon, President Obama meets with President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Philippines
  • President Obama participates in a joint press conference with President Aquino
  • The President greets members of the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines
  • Later that evening, the President attends a State Dinner with President Aquino at Malacanang Palace

 

 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • In the morning, President Obama delivers remarks at Fort Bonafacio
  • Later that morning, the President participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery
  • The President travels back to Washington, D.C.

 

On Friday morning, the President will meet with employees and family members of the U.S. Embassy to Japan. He will then travel to the Republic of Korea. In the afternoon, the President will participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the National War Memorial to honor fallen soldiers. Following the ceremony, he will tour the Gyeongbok Palace. Later in the afternoon, the President will visit the Blue House to participate in a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with President Park of the Republic of Korea . In the evening the President will join President Park for a working dinner and remain overnight in Seoul, South Korea.

On Saturday morning, the President will participate in a round table meeting with business leaders to discuss trade policy.  Following the round table, the President will travel to Yongsan Garrison.  Here, he will be briefed by U.S.-ROK Combined Forces Command officers and deliver remarks and visit with troops and their families to thank them for their extraordinary service to our nation. In the afternoon, the President will travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  In the evening, he will join King Abdul Halim and Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia for the State dinner at the Istana Negara Palace.   The President will remain overnight in Malaysia.

On Sunday, the President will visit the National Mosque of Malaysia.  Following his visit, he will participate in a bilateral meeting and working lunch followed by a joint press conference with Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia at the Prime Minister’s Office. In the afternoon, the President and Prime Minister will take part in an event at the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center. In the evening, the President will travel to Malaya University to participate in a town hall with participants in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. The President will remain overnight in Malaysia.

On Monday, The President will leave for The Philippines in the morning. The President will have a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with President Benigno AquinoLater that evening The President will attend a State Dinner hosted by President Benigno Aquino.

On Tuesday, The President will view an electric vehicle in The Philippines called “The Comet.” The President will visit Fort Bonifacio, where he will deliver remarks to U.S. and Filipino service members and veterans. The President will lay a wreath at The American Cemetery. Later in the evening The President will return to Washington, D.C.

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Statements and Releases

 

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on Attack in Kabul

Statement by the President on Armenian Remembrance Day

 

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The Imperial Palace. The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. The Meiji Shrine. A Japanese State Dinner, Imperial Palace. By Jueseppi B. On Board with President Obama in Japan Published on Apr 24, 2014 Today in Tokyo, the President traveled to the Imperial Palace and was received by the Emperor and Empress of Japan, held a press conference with Prime Minister Abe, visited students and robots at Miraikan Science and Youth Expo and saw Meiji shrine where he was shown a traditional archery demonstration —

Georgia Governor Signs ‘Unprecedented’ Gun Rights Bill

Georgia Governor Signs ‘Unprecedented’ Gun Rights Bill

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

Gov. Nathan Deal, seated, signs House Bill 60 into law Wednesday in Ellijay, Ga. The gun law is a broad loosening of Georgia’s gun restrictions. Under the law, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it’s OK. 

I can’t believe the Governor of Georgia signed this incredibly…

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10 things you need to know today: April 24, 2014

10 things you need to know today: April 24, 2014

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

Hamas and Fatah join forces. 

Hamas and Fatah join forces. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

The Week

Rival Palestinian factions join forces, the FCC abandons net neutrality, and more

1. Rival Palestinian factions announce plans for a unity government
The two main Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, announced plans to form a unity government in the next few weeks. The rival groups — Fatah…

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Wax Museum

Originally posted on Allison Grayhurst - Poet :

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Wax Museum

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God is your hobby:

My mouth inhales,

flushes you in.

Going to the wax museum to visit your sleeping body;

tonight with effort, tomorrow, with regret.

It is the end of a miracle, nevertheless,

I won’t forget the sirens, your steel throat

rusted with alcoholic burns

or the hooves and the poison,

how you…

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A Republican World - The ‘Keeping Americans Stupid’ Edition - ‘Republicans Say No to CDC Gun Violence Research’

A Republican World – The ‘Keeping Americans Stupid’ Edition – ‘Republicans Say No to CDC Gun Violence Research’

Originally posted on The Last Of The Millenniums:

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‘After the Sandy Hook school shooting, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) was one of a few congressional Republicans who expressed a willingness to reconsider the need for gun control laws’.

“Put guns on the table, also put video games on the table, put mental health on the table,” he said less than a week after the…

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Thursday In Tokyo, Japan.

Thursday In Tokyo, Japan.

While We Sleep In America, Barack Is Working In Tokyo.
President Obama Holds a Joint Press Conference with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

On Thursday, the President will hold a state call with Emperor and Empress of Japan at the Imperial Palace. Later in the morning, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan at the Akasaka Palace. In the afternoon, the President will visit the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation to tour and deliver remarks at a youth and science event with students. Later in the afternoon, the President will visit the Meiji Shrine and host a round table meeting with Select USA business leaders. In the evening the President will attend the Japanese State dinner at the Imperial Palace with the Imperial family. The President will remain overnight in Japan.

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 Photo Of The Day.
Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Abe of Japan Before Bilateral Meeting.
Barack Takes Tokyo.

By Jueseppi B.

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President Obama Holds a Joint Press Conference with Prime Minister  Shinzo Abe

 

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President Obama with Their Majesties, the Emperor and Empress of Japan, during welcoming ceremony at Imperial Palace.

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On Thursday, the President will hold a state call with Emperor and Empress of Japan at the Imperial Palace. Later in the morning, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan at the Akasaka Palace. In the afternoon, the President will visit the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation to tour and deliver remarks at a youth and science event with students. Later in the afternoon, the President will visit the Meiji Shrine and host a round table meeting with Select USA business leaders. In the evening the President will attend the Japanese State dinner at the Imperial Palace with the Imperial family. The President will remain overnight in Japan.

 

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

  • In the morning, President Obama meets with Emperor Akihito of Japan at the Imperial Palace
  • The President meets with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan at Akasaka Palace
  • In the afternoon, the President participates in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Abe
  • Later, President Obama delivers remarks at a youth and science event with students at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
  • The President visits Meiji Shrine
  • President Obama attends the Japan State Dinner and delivers remarks

 

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 Photo Of The Day

President Barack Obama talks with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko during a state call at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, April 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko during a state call at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, April 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Abe of Japan Before Bilateral Meeting

Akasaka Palace
Tokyo, Japan

10:33 A.M. JST

PRIME MINISTER ABE:  (As interpreted.)  On behalf of the government and the people of Japan, I would like to sincerely welcome President Obama as our state guest.

At the outset, I would like to once again express my heartfelt gratitude for the assistance from the United States in the aftermath of the great East Japan earthquake.  More than 20,000 servicemembers of the U.S. forces participated in Operation Tomodachi.  And as a matter of fact, Japanese people were greatly encouraged and helped by the assistance extended from the government and the people of the United States.  And I am truly grateful for that.

Japan has been walking on the path of peace based on its peaceful orientation in a consistent manner for the past 70 years after the Second World War.  Japan and the United States share fundamental values such as freedom, democracy and fundamental human rights, and also we share strategic interests.  And the alliance between these two nations is indispensable and irreplaceable as the foundation for a peaceful and prosperous Asia Pacific region.

Your visit to Asia this time is a testament to the U.S. revised policy which attaches importance to this region.  This greatly contributes to regional peace and prosperity, and Japan strongly supports and also certainly welcomes this.

My administration intends to contribute to regional peace and prosperity more practically than ever, in line with the policy of what I call practical contribution to peace based on the principle on international cooperation.  And together with the United States, Japan would like to realize our leading role of the alliance in ensuring a peaceful and prosperous Asia Pacific.

Today, at this meeting, I look forward to having exchanges with you on how the alliance should look like in the future, based on the cooperation we have had so far.

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, let me begin by thanking you, Mr. Prime Minister, and your delegation, as well as the Japanese people for the incredibly gracious hospitality that you’ve provided us so far during this visit.

As you indicated, the U.S.-Japan alliance is the foundation for not only our security in the Asia Pacific region but also for the region as a whole.  And we have continued to strengthen it. We are looking at a whole range of issues that are challenging at this time, including the threats posed by North Korea and the nuclearization that’s been taking place in that country.  But because of the strong cooperation between our countries I am confident that we will continue to make progress in the future.

Of course, the bonds between our countries are not restricted to a military alliance.  We represent two of the three largest economies in the world, and we have the opportunity by working together to help shape an open and innovative and dynamic economy throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Our shared democratic values means that we have to work together in multilateral settings to deal with regional hotspots around the globe but also to try to make sure that we are creating a strong set of rules that govern the international order.  And the strong people-to-people bonds that we have and the educational and scientific and cultural exchanges that we have means that our friendship and alliance I’m confident will continue for generations to come.

So I look forward to very productive meetings today.  And I want to once again thank you for your hospitality.  As you said, my visit here I think once again represents my deep belief that a strong U.S.-Japan relationship is not only good for our countries but good for the world.

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10:44 A.M. JST

 

Barack Takes Tokyo

Barack arrives in Tokyo, Japan on 4/23/2014 and is met by Ambassador To Japan Caroline Kennedy. Dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant with Prime Minister Abe, Ambassador (Caroline) Kennedy and National Security Adviser Susan Rice follows.

 

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Holy Murals designed by Monks

Holy Murals designed by Monks

Originally posted on fernexpressblog:

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Tibetan Monks Use Millions of Grains of Sand to Create Breathtaking Murals

As part of a tour put on by an organization called The Mystical Arts of Tibet, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks from India recently visited the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas.

They were there for a weeklong residency during which they…

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Rum Swizzle

Originally posted on Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide:

This needs at least two types of rum

This needs at least two types of rum

Ever noticed how most drinks with rum call for a few different kinds?

This is no exception.

The recipe below is in parts not ounces since it works best made in a large batch as punch. Add a dash of bitters per number of drinks you make. ( If only making one drink then it should be one ounce total liquors…

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