Apr 29, 2015

Akie Abe meets U.S. students learning in Japanese

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife, Akie Abe, visited a U.S. elementary school on Tuesday that operates a Japanese immersion program, saying she hopes the students will acquire a deep interest in the culture. Abe, who was accompanied by U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, was ...

With Akie Abe, Michelle Obama pitches student foreign exchanges

Apr 29, 2015

With Akie Abe, Michelle Obama pitches student foreign exchanges

Michelle Obama said Tuesday that all students in the U.S. should have the opportunity to interact with children from other countries so they can learn about each other and realize what they have in common, instead of focusing on their differences. The U.S. first ...

Michelle Obama arriving in Tokyo on Wednesday

Mar 17, 2015

Michelle Obama arriving in Tokyo on Wednesday

A visit to a Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine in Kyoto and a meeting with students in Siem Reap will feature in U.S. first lady Michelle Obama’s five-day tour this week to Japan and Cambodia, the White House said. The main purpose of the ...

Jan 31, 2015

U.S. First lady defends 'American Sniper' at veterans event

First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated “American Sniper,” which has received criticism for its depiction of war. Bradley Cooper, who is nominated for best actor for his portrayal of the late U.S. ...

Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia

Jan 28, 2015

Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia

For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live. Joining President Barack Obama for a condolence visit after the death of King Abdullah, the first lady stepped off of ...

Obama meets new Saudi king, seeks to shore up ties

Jan 28, 2015

Obama meets new Saudi king, seeks to shore up ties

U.S. President Barack Obama led a heavyweight delegation to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet new King Salman and shore up ties that have suffered in recent years. The longstanding allies remain bound by shared interests in regional stability and oil. Since last year ...