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    Maia and Alex Shibutani get invite to Official State Dinner for Japanese 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!
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    What a wonderful opportunity; and great honor for them!
    An experience to be treasured.

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    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.
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    Did Hillary text the invitation?


    But, seriously -- great opportunity for the Shibs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Kitty View Post
    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!

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    Maybe we can catch their entrance. CSPAN sometimes shows the State Dinners.

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    I wonder if Prime Minister Noda will try to talk them into skating for Japan in the team event at Sochi?

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    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
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    Good for Maia and Alex, they must be so excited. I hope we get to see photos!

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    I wonder how Chris and Cathy Reed feel about this?

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    The Reeds are not American citizens of Japanese heritage.
    There is no slight to them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparks View Post
    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!!!

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    Cathy did prior to Vancouver as she turned 22 in 2009, but Chris relinquished his last year

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    Wow, how exciting for them. Who is the FS fan that put out the invite?
    DH - and that's just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by AxelAnnie View Post
    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.

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    This is a very impressive honor.

    My sister-in-law, who works for the State Department thinks that an invitation to such an important event is a high profile "nod" that they have made a very positive impression at various levels, not just for their athletic talents but off-ice qualities as well. Someday, they could be well suited to follow in the footsteps of Michelle and Evan as ambassadors for the sport. The more quality skating ambassadors the better in my opinion!

    Maia is lovely. Always so elegantly turned out. Beyond Hillary Clinton and the State department, Maia captured the notice of Teen Vogue as well.

    http://www.maiaandalex.com/maia-featured-on-teen-vogue/

    I'm sure they are doing a fine job representing the sport. Hoping to see pictures!

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    I know this is nit-picky, but this is a dinner by the Department of State. It is not an official State Dinner, as those are hosted by heads of state, ie, the President of the United States.

    It's an amazing honor for the Shibs nevertheless.

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    A very nice honor for Maia and Alex. Congrats to them and I hope they have a fantastic time!
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    Very happy for the Shiblings.
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    What a nice honor for the Shibs!

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