Saturday, April 26, 2014

President Obama in Japan

You probably already know about the President visiting Japan. And, as you can imagine, everything he does here is in the news.
The President and Prime Minister Abe ate at a famous sushi restaurant in Tokyo called Sukiyabashi Jiro. The 20 course meal cost 30,000 yen, so I’m pretty sure I won’t be eating there.

17 Mouthwatering Photos From The Legendary Sushi Restaurant Where Obama Just Ate Dinner

The Tokyo Tower was lit up for two nights in red, white, and blue in honor of the President’s visit.
Tower Top
Security was tightened, with vending machines and coin operated lockers in the train stations closed.
OV 4
You can find out all the real news about his visit on any news site, but you may not have heard about the sushi dinner, the colorful Tokyo Tower, or the security measures, unless you are in Japan.


Anna van Schurman said...

They did cover the sushi dinner! There's a documentary about Jiro (Jiro Dreams of Sushi) and they used that as a tie-in. They said dinner costs between $300-400. If I could get a reservation, I'd do it in a heartbeat! (I imagine actually getting to Japan is a lot less what's another $500? A girl can dream!)

Queeniepatch said...

That sushi must have been good, but do you know much better sushi can of course be had in a humble sushi restaurant in a small fishing harbour somewhere along Japan's coast line!
All visitors to Tokyo will now be happy to have somewhere to store their baggage for the day!

Anonymous said...

Looks like they had a nice time. Love the tower!