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Michelle Obama visits Japanese temple

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 01:10

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama visits an ancient Japanese temple on the last day of her three-day visit to the country. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. first lady Michelle Obama visited an ancient Japanese temple on Friday (March 20) on the last day of her visit to the country. Obama visited Kiyomizu-dera, a popular Buddhist temple of the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, along with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and her son John Schlossberg. They watched a local student perform ancient dances on stage in the temple. The Buddhist temple was originally built in the 8th century and is now a top tourist spot for those visiting the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto. Obama was in Japan to help promote her initiative "Let Girls Learn", launched last summer through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), that aims to reduce the number of girls - 62 million worldwide - who do not attend school. Obama now heads for Cambodia, one of the 11 countries targeted by the initiative during the programme's first year.

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Michelle Obama visits Japanese temple

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 01:10