Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Well, I Have Nothing To Say Too

PRIME MINISTER ASO: Do I have to say something? Well, first of all, thank you very much for inviting me as a foreign official, a foreign guest, to the White House. On behalf of not only Japan but as a nation, we are very honored to be here as the first of foreign guests.

--To the press as he meets US President Obama, 2/24/09.

Noting the importance of stabilizing Afghanistan, President Obama expressed appreciation for Japan’s extensive contributions to date and strongly welcomed Japan’s intention to play a greater role in assisting Afghanistan as well as Pakistan to improve security and economic development.

--Readout on the President's Meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Aso
, White House Press Office, 2/24/09.


  1. But the really important thing that occurred during Aso's visit was his attempt to sell bullet trains to Obama. Transistor salesmen no more.

  2. Yes.
    I do think that "Our Man in Abiko" sums up what happened at the summit best.
    See: http://ourmaninabiko.blogspot.com/2009/02/summit-like-no-other.html



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