(CNN) – Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso will be the first foreign leader to visit President Obama in Washington, the White House said Tuesday.
The Japanese leader will meet with the president next week at the White House to discuss a wide range of issues, including North Korea and the global economic crisis.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Japan Tuesday in her first stop on her Asian tour, calling on that country to increase its own stimulus spending as it faces its worst economic crisis in decades.
The PM's first question to Obama will be, "Hey, you're not thinking of trying that crazy bailout pork-barrel spending sh*t we tried, are you? It's been nearly 17 years and we STILL haven't recovered. Arigato."
What are the Vegas odds for Obama puking on him? :-D
Happy now GOPer talking-point vomiters? Obama's not using Air Force 1 for this one...whatever will you come up with to blabber about now? tards
Obama has the white-flag all prepared.
Kyoto-Treaty – YEP!
Withdrawing US Soldiers from Japan – YEP!
Water down "Buy America" provisions – YEP!
America, say Domo Arrigato to Obama for the shiv in the back
So, don't give away the farm, like we did with China.
Interesting, and will certainly be a boon for Aso's abysmal poll numbers, but how much longer is this guy going to be in office? I'm somewhat surprised Japan is first; I would think Obama would want to meet with a country whose relations with the US suffered in the last eight years. Japan has been one of our strongest allies; perhaps some sort of reward from Washington?
So when is Obama going to meet Hugo Chavez, Ahmedinejeh, Kim Sung Il and his friend Putin?
WELCOME Prime Minister Aso!
Don't worry you won't be "bullied" by our new President, like the former "cowboy" or tortured by the former whacked-job cuckoo Cheney.
We FINALLY have a President who can complete a full sentence with a great level of intelligence and political savvy.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW 21st CENTURY WHITE HOUSE!
Let me guess he wants some of the stimulus?
Get that language book out now and pratice a 'proper' greeting...and please ..don't forget to do a gentlmanly bow.
Maybe the Japanese are looking for bail-out money for their own auto industry which is also struggling to survive right now.
I am so glad we finally have a man we can be proud of leading this country. We don't have to worry that he's going to say something totally goofy like the last 8 years. President Obama is a diplomat and a gentleman. I'm sure he will represent our country well.
THEY WILL SOON FIND THEMSELVES MEETING WITH A PRESIDENT WHO SPEAKS ENGLISH AND KNOWS WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT, NONE OTHER THAN OBAMA.
He already owns Alabama,Kentucky and Tenn. and the car industry there,hahahahahahahahaha.
The guy who was DRUNK at the G-7? LMFAO! You've Got To Be Kidding??
Hopefully, he'll tell him that "spending" your way out of a recession DOESN'T WORK.....
He might want to bring some sushi with him. I don't think the Japanese eat fried chicken and watermelon.
It's wonderful that Japan and America will meet to discuss numerous issues that's in stored for both countries.When will President Obama, and PM of Israel meet to speak of the atrocities that's occuring in Israel? We don't need a leader to chastise Israel.
GOD I hope THIS one doesn't get drunk like the one that just quit in Japan. LOL.
J.P. you are an idiot. The bailout is because of idiotic repukelican policies that let the banks and idiot homeowners over extend themselves. Get your sh1t straight before you make stupid comments like that!
Andrea, he wasn't the one that was drunk, that was the Finance minister. Goofy!
They have so much to talk about! Obama and the Japanese PM.
To Culture Shock: That was a very racist statement against African-Americans and Asian People. You are just angry because you see this caucasian-racist power society slipping from it's grip and becoming extinct. This is not just a white man's world any more (YOU BETTER ASK SOMEBODY!!).
One Japan high official said "we are worried that US is warming up to China". Next day, after Clinton met with the PM, the finance minister was called to resign for allegedly being drunk at the G7 summit. He later told reporters he was drowsy from the cough mixture. Hmmm.. incompetence must be contagious.
Having just moved back from Japan I'm happy to see that Aso will be coming to America. Unfortunately the meeting will occur after Obama signed the "stimulus" package. Perhaps the Japanese could have talked him out of it – a "stimulus" package only deepened the Japanese recession and they still have not recovered from their housing bubble. The one thing they do have going for them is that individuals in Japan have actually saved some money – not like the spend thrift Americans surviving on credit....
sell him a caddy or a ford they dumped their cars in the us and screwed the usa
Culture Shock, you are one stupid and racist f$@#! Your braincells need to be castrated because they're doing nothing for you.