World Apr 15, 2019

Michelle Obama charms British crowd with praise for Queen Elizabeth

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama charmed thousands of Britons on Sunday, telling anecdotes about meeting the "wonderfully warm and funny" Queen Elizabeth and praising London's diversity at an event in the capital. Obama, the wife of Barack Obama, who was president from 2009 to ...

National 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 welcomed ...

Michelle Obama arriving in Tokyo on Wednesday

National 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 trip, ...

National / Politics Apr 24, 2014

Politician knocks Obama's marriage

President Barack Obama's Tokyo visit may have generated the kind of media attention normally associated with a Paul McCartney concert. But one Japanese politician, at least, didn't seem too excited. Kazuyuki Hamada, an Upper House member from the New Renaissance Party, attacked Obama earlier this ...