How to Imagine the Interior of Michelle Obama’s Kyoto Visit $78,741 Rental Car
Posted: March 20, 2015 Filed under: Japan, White House | Tags: Akie Abe, Akihito, Barack Obama, Empress Michiko, Fushimi Inari-taisha, Japan, Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto, Michelle Obama, Peace Corps, Shinto shrine, World Heritage Site
The cost for ‘Rental Vehicles for Flotus in Kyoto’ is $78,741, according to a contract signed last week
Elizabeth Harrington reports: First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to a Buddhist Temple in Kyoto is costing taxpayers nearly $80,000 for rental cars, according to a government contract.
Mrs. Obama, who is travelling to Japan and Cambodia for a girls’ education initiative, will arrive in Kyoto, Japan, on Friday.
Disclaimer: This isn’t the car Michelle Obama rented. But for that kind of money, isn’t this the ride you’d want?
According to the White House press office, “The First Lady will travel to Kyoto on March 20 and visit the Kiyomizu-Dera Buddhist Temple and the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine. She will also greet staff from the U.S. Consulate in Osaka.”
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama makes a speech at a meeting on strengthening assistance for girls’ education in developing countries at the Foreign Ministry’s Iikura Guest House in Tokyo on March 19, 2015. Obama is flanked by Japanese first lady Akie Abe and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy. (Pool photo) (Kyodo)
Fushimi Inari Shinto is a shrine dedicated to a god of rice. Visitors of the temple can pay to go into a pitch-black basement that symbolizes the womb of Buddah’s mother….
The cost for “Rental Vehicles for Flotus in Kyoto” is $78,741, according to a contract signed last week….(read more)
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