Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting the White House to address free trade and international cooperation. During the arrival ceremony, President Obama talked manga and anime.
“This visit is a celebration of the ties of friendship and family that bind our peoples. […] Today is also a chance for Americans, especially our young people, to say thank you for all the things we love from Japan. Like karate and karaoke. Manga and anime. And, of course, emojis.”
Check out the video, kids:
You can watch the entire half-hour ceremony at WhiteHouse.gov.