By Jueseppi B.
White House Schedule – April 23, 2014
Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 All Times ET/Japan Standard Time, which is 13 hours ahead of Eastern
President Barack Obama starts a four-nation Asian swing on Wednesday with a dinner at a Tokyo sushi restaurant with Japan’s Prime Minister Abe.
From the pool report: “At 10:05 pm local time President Obama left Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant along with Ambassador (Caroline) Kennedy and National Security Adviser Susan Rice. “That’s some good sushi right there,” Obama remarked as he emerged from the restaurant after the hour and-a-half dinner with the prime minister.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23rd, 2014
DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
WEDNESDAY, April 23rd, 2014
7:00 PM: THE PRESIDENT arrives Tokyo, Japan, Haneda International Airport. Local time: 6:00 AM.
8:30 PM: THE PRESIDENT joins Prime Minister Abe of Japan and Ambassador Caroline Kennedy for a private dinner, Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant. Local Time: 7:30 AM.
Schedule for the Week of April 23rd – 29th, 2014
On Wednesday night, the President will arrive in Tokyo, Japan and remain overnight. President Obama, Amb. Caroline Kennedy will join Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for sushi at Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo’
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.
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 roundtable 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.
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 roundtable 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 Aquino. Later 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.
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.
Previewing the President’s Trip to Asia, Spring 2014
Published on Apr 22, 2014
Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes previews the President’s trip to Japan, Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines during April, 2014
The President will travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines as part of his ongoing commitment to increase U.S. diplomatic, economic and security engagement with countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
In Japan, the President will meet with Prime Minister Abe to highlight the historic steps the United States and Japan are taking to modernize our 54-year alliance, deepen our economic ties, including through the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and expand our cooperation on a range of diplomatic challenges in Asia and globally.
The President will then travel to the Republic of Korea, where he will meet with President Park to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to a strong alliance, review recent developments in North Korea and our combined efforts to promote denuclearization, and discuss our ongoing implementation of the Korea-United States FTA.
In Malaysia, the President will meet with Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia to showcase the substantial progress made in deepening our diplomatic, economic, and defense ties with such an important partner in Southeast Asia.
The President will then travel to the Philippines, the fifth Asian treaty ally he will have visited during his presidency. He will meet with President Aquino to highlight our economic and security cooperation, including through the modernization of our defense alliance, efforts to expand economic ties and spark economic growth through the Partnership for Growth, and through our deep and enduring people-to-people ties.
President Obama’s April 2014 Asia Trip Schedule
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
- In the afternoon, President Obama arrives in Tokyo, Japan
- Later, the President joins Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan for a private dinner
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
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.
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