President's Schedule - April 28, 2015

In the morning, the President and the First Lady will welcome Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mrs. Abe of Japan to the White House. The Vice President will also attend. The arrival ceremony on the South Lawn is open to pre-credentialed press. The deadline to request media credentials has passed.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Abe in the Oval Office; the Vice President will also attend. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting.

In the afternoon, the President will hold a joint press conference with Prime Minister Abe in the Rose Garden. The press conference is open to pre-credentialed press; the deadline to request media credentials has passed.

In the evening, the President and the First Lady will welcome Prime Minister Abe and Mrs. Abe at the North Portico. This arrival is open to pre-credentialed media. The deadline to request media credentials has passed. The President and the First Lady will then take the official photo with Prime Minister Abe and Mrs. Abe on the Grand Staircase. The photo is pooled press.

Later, the President and the First Lady will host a State Dinner in honor of Prime Minister Abe in the East Room. The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will also attend. The President and Prime Minister Abe will each give a toast. The toast remarks during the dinner are pooled press. Following the dinner, the President and the First Lady will attend the State Dinner reception with Prime Minister Abe and Mrs. Abe in the State Dining Room. There will be pooled press coverage of this event.

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Tuesday, April 28 2015

All Times ET
9:00 am
The President, the Vice President, and the First Lady welcome Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mrs. Abe of Japan to the White House
South Lawn
Open to pre-credentialed media
Pre-set 7:30AM; Final Gather 8:30AM - North Doors of the Palm Room
10:00 am
The President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Abe; the Vice President will also attend
The Oval Office
Pool Spray at the Top
Gather Time 9:50AM - Brady Press Briefing Room
12:00 pm
The President and Prime Minister Abe hold a joint press conference
Rose Garden
Open to pre-credentialed media
Pre-set 11:00AM; Final Gather 11:40AM - North Doors of the Palm Room
7:00 pm
The President and the First Lady welcome Prime Minister Abe and Mrs. Abe
North Portico
Open to pre-credentialed media
Pre-set 5:30PM - Final Gather 6:30PM - North Doors of the Palm Room
7:30 pm
The President and the First Lady take an official photo with Prime Minister Abe and Mrs. Abe
Grand Staircase
Pooled Press
Gather Time 7:00PM - North Doors of the Palm Room
8:40 pm
The President and the First Lady attend the State Dinner with Prime Minister Abe and Mrs. Abe; the President and Prime Minister Abe each deliver a toast; the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden also attend
East Room
Pooled Press
Gather Time 8:20PM - North Doors of the Palm Room
10:10 pm
The President and the First Lady attend the State Dinner Reception with Prime Minister Abe and Mrs. Abe
State Dining Room
Pooled Press
Gather Time 9:50PM - North Doors of the Palm Room
In-Town
Pool Call Time: 
7:00AM
Wires: 
AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: 
AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: 
FOX
Print: 
The Root
Radio: 
Talk Radio