Obama Thanks Japan for Karaoke, Anime, Manga, Emojis

‘I first felt [ties with Japan] when I was six years old when my mom took me to Japan, I felt it growing up in Hawaii’

“This visit is a celebration of the ties of friendship and family that binds our peoples. I first felt it when I was six years old when my mother took me to Japan. I felt it growing up in Hawaii, like communities across our country home to many proud Japanese-Americans. Today’s also a chance for Americans, especially our young people, to say thank you for all the things we love from Japan, like karate and karaoke, Manga, Anime, and, of course, Emojis.”

Video files
Full
Compact
Audio files
Full
Compact
Similar stories
Obama Thanks LGBTs for ‘Helping to Make America More Just and More Compassionate’
Fallon: It’s ‘Freaky Friday’ at the WH with Obama in Japan and Biden in Ukraine
Obama: Thanks to Export-Import Bank, ‘People Are Benefiting Directly’ from Trade
In Weekly Address, Obama Thanks a St. Louis Pizzeria for Raising Its Wages
At PTSD Bill Signing, Obama Thanks Sen. Blumenthal, Who Faked Vietnam Service