White House Week

21.3.15

First Lady Michelle Obama is joined by Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and Akie Abe, the First Lady of Japan, during a “Let GIrls Learn” announcement held at the Iikura Guest House in Tokyo, Japan on March 19, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
This week, the First Lady travelled to Japan. In Tokyo, Mrs Obama announced a new partnership between the two countries that will help girls across the world go to school. The program will be called Let Girls Learn and will be run by the Peace Corps. Find out more here. 

Mrs Obama also travelled to Kyoto where she visited the Fushimi Inari Shrine and the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. During this trip she has been accompanied by Ambassador Kennedy.

First Lady Michelle Obama, along with Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and Jack Schlossberg participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, while visiting Kiyomizu-Dera Buddhist Temple in Kyoto, Japan on March 20, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
Back at the White House, President Obama welcomed the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to the Executive Mansion as part of their trip to the USA.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in the Oval Office, March 19, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The President also celebrated St Patrick's Day! See all the action here. 
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