Kyodo News InternationalApril 6, 2014 10:30
Japan wants to make U.S. President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to the country an opportunity to show the robust Japan-U.S. alliance to the world, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Sunday.
In a meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in Tokyo, Kishida said he is looking forward to Obama's trip to Japan, according to a Foreign Ministry official.
On Friday, the government said it will invite Obama to Japan on April 24 and 25 as a state guest. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to hold a summit with Obama on April 24.