Secretary Clinton To Host Dinner for Japanese Prime Minister Noda at National Geographic

Notice to the Press
Washington, DC
April 27, 2012


On April 30, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton will host a dinner for Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda at National Geographic in Washington, D.C. Secretary Clinton and Prime Minister Noda will discuss a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues and will celebrate the enduring people-to-people ties between our two nations. They will highlight efforts such as the TOMODACHI initiative, Japan’s Kizuna Project, and will announce a new gesture of friendship between our countries. Secretary Clinton and Prime Minister Noda will also be given a private tour of the “Samurai: The Warrior Transformed,” an exhibit currently on display in the National Geographic Museum.

The dinner will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. and will be open to the press for remarks.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

For more information please contact the Department of State Office of Press Relations at (202) 647-2492.



PRN: 2012/661