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