THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C.
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
The Governments of Japan and the United States have agreed that the President will pay a state visit to Japan April 17-18, 1996. He will be accompanied by Mrs. Clinton.
The President and First Lady will make a formal call on Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan. The President will also hold official bilateral talks with Prime Minister Murayama and members of his Cabinet.
The President and First Lady are pleased this important visit -- scheduled originally for November 1995 -- has been rescheduled. They are looking forward to the visit not only as an opportunity to fortify the vital partnership and alliance between the United States and Japan but also as an occasion to renew and strengthen the deep friendship between our two peoples.