Visit to Japan of The Honorable Barack H. Obama, President of the United States of America
1. The Honorable Barack H. Obama, President of the United States of America, will visit Japan. The Government of Japan welcomes the President as a state guest from Thursday, April 24th to Friday, April 25th. While the date of arrival has not been determined, President Obama is expected to arrive in Japan on the early morning of April 24th at latest, and will take part in a series of events.
2. Under the standard procedure of receiving, a state guest is expected to attend the official functions including Welcoming Ceremony, State Call on Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, State Banquet, and Farewell Call by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, as well as a summit meeting. During President Obama’s visit, all of the aforesaid functions will take place from April 24th to 25th accordingly. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, will hold a summit meeting with as well as host a meal for President Obama on April 24th.
3. The Government of Japan sincerely welcomes the visit of President Obama, which will further strengthen the friendly relations between Japan and the United States of America.