Japan's Children's Day

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
May 4, 2010

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, it is my pleasure to offer my warmest wishes to all the boys and girls in Japan as they celebrate Children’s Day on May 5. On this day, Japanese families take the time to celebrate the joys of childhood and family life. For all nations, children are our most precious treasure and a great source of happiness and pride. American and Japanese children have so much in common in their studies, sports, and entertainment. They remind us how close and entwined our societies have become and how linked our futures will be. Both the United States and Japan share a strong commitment to childhood health, safety, and education. We are committed to working together to ensure a peaceful and prosperous future for children in Japan and around the world.

PRN: 2010/568