February 17th, 2009
04:40 PM ET
14 years ago

Japanese prime minister to meet Obama in Washington

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/02/17/art.getty.taro.aso.jpg caption=" Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso will meet with President Obama next week in the nation's capital."](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.

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • President Obama
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Ernie in LA

    This guy is so smart that he will make Obama look like Buckwheat.

    February 17, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  2. Matthew, Detroit

    Too Late now.

    They have beein pumping money into the economy in Japan since the mid 90's. It has not helped. They have recession based on debt.

    Oh well maybe Barack can team him some basketball skills.

    February 17, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  3. Mike from CA

    Obama is doing what he does best.


    I am honored to call him my president.

    February 17, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  4. stillsupportspresident

    Wow. I hope no one from other countries read the responses here as it displays a level of deep and profound ignorance, racism and stupidity. People should be ashamed of themselves. I am glad the stimulus includes some money for education. I hope that it begins to work because what is displayed here is atrocious and reprehensible.

    February 17, 2009 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  5. JB Cal

    Culture Shock, you may not be the dumbest poster here, but you'll do until he shows up.

    February 17, 2009 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  6. aliou

    You are welcome Mr. Prime Mister.

    February 17, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
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