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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan

President Obama will welcome the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan to the White House on Friday, February 22, 2013.  The President looks forward to in-depth discussions with Prime Minister Abe on a range of bilateral, regional and global issues, including the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance, economic and trade issues, and deepening bilateral cooperation.