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Visaliakid
04-30-2012, 08:06 PM
Tweets late yesterday from both Maia and Alex announced that they have been invited by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to attend the Official State Dinner at the White House tonight to honor the visit of Japan's Prime Minister.


Tweet from: Alex Shibutani @AlexShibutani

Who likes exciting news? We've got some! We've been invited by the Secretary of State to attend a State Dinner in Washington D.C. honoring the Prime Minister of Japan...Tomorrow!

Tweet from: Maia Shibutani @MaiaShibutani

So excited to be invited w/ @AlexShibutani to a State Dinner in honor of the Japanese Prime Minister... By the Secretary of State!

skatesindreams
04-30-2012, 08:14 PM
What a wonderful opportunity; and great honor for them!
An experience to be treasured.

Garden Kitty
04-30-2012, 08:17 PM
I'm sure it will be a wonderful experience, and I'm sure their parents are thrilled for them and very proud. I'm eager to see what Maia wears. Her clothes are always exquisite and tasteful.

Beefcake
04-30-2012, 08:35 PM
Did Hillary text the invitation? :P


But, seriously -- great opportunity for the Shibs! :)

ponta1
04-30-2012, 09:01 PM
I'm sure it will be a wonderful experience, and I'm sure their parents are thrilled for them and very proud. I'm eager to see what Maia wears. Her clothes are always exquisite and tasteful.

I agree with you about Maia--she always looks good!

skipaway
04-30-2012, 09:10 PM
Maybe we can catch their entrance. CSPAN sometimes shows the State Dinners.

Mathman
04-30-2012, 09:12 PM
I wonder if Prime Minister Noda will try to talk them into skating for Japan in the team event at Sochi? :)

Sylvia
04-30-2012, 09:13 PM
Tonight's Dept. of State Dinner for PM Noda will be held at the National Geographic Museum in DC: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/04/188897.htm

kittyjake5
04-30-2012, 10:45 PM
Good for Maia and Alex, they must be so excited. I hope we get to see photos!

Doubletoe
04-30-2012, 10:54 PM
I wonder how Chris and Cathy Reed feel about this?

Sparks
04-30-2012, 11:06 PM
The Reeds are not American citizens of Japanese heritage.
There is no slight to them

Capella
04-30-2012, 11:08 PM
The Reeds are not American citizens of Japanese heritage.Actually, I think they are. Their mom is from Japan, but their father is American. (Although I don't know if Cathy & Chris had to give up their U.S. citizenship to skate in the Olympics in Vancouver.)

Anyway, back to the topic: go Maia and Alex!!!

NarumiAyane
04-30-2012, 11:17 PM
Cathy did prior to Vancouver as she turned 22 in 2009, but Chris relinquished his last year

AxelAnnie
04-30-2012, 11:21 PM
Wow, how exciting for them. Who is the FS fan that put out the invite?

inthemiddle
05-01-2012, 12:12 AM
Wow, how exciting for them. Who is the FS fan that put out the invite?

My guess is Mrs. Clinton. We know she enjoyed Yuna skate at the olympics. They exchanged some letters that were made public. Also Michelle and Evan are employed by Secretary of State.:rollin: