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                      Office of the Press Secretary
                          (Hyde Park, New York)

For Immediate Release October 23, 1995


State Visit to Japan

The President and Mrs. Clinton will make a State visit to Japan November 19-21, 1995. This will follow the President's participation in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum being held November 17-18 in Osaka, Japan.

In Tokyo, the President and First Lady will make a formal call on Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan and will attend a State dinner given in their honor. President Clinton will also hold official bilateral talks with Prime Minister Murayama and members of his Cabinet.

The President and First Lady are looking forward to this second visit to Japan and the opportunity to meet with and enjoy again the great hospitality of the Japanese people. The bilateral partnership and alliance between the United States and Japan are of extraordinary importance to the people of both countries, and to the world.

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