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Champagne Toast: Obama Dines With Japanese Emperor

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April 24, 2014 AT 8:10 AM
President Barack Obama praised the spirit of the Japanese people at a state dinner held in his honor at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Thursday. Obama thanked his hosts, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, for their gracious hospitality at the end of a day that had seen him visit a religious shrine and play soccer with a robot. Obama then reaffirmed the United States' commitment to Japan's security.