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Guests at the White House State Dinner in Japan include Bill and Hillary Clinton, Robert De Niro, Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook

Guests at the White House State Dinner in Japan include Bill and Hillary Clinton, Robert De Niro, Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook

to update: Paul Simon performed “Graceland” at the White House State Dinner for Japanese Prime Ministers Kishida Fumio and Kishida Yoko.

Kishida A. also presented Star Trek A reference at one point, using the phrase, “to boldly go where no man has gone before,” and then naming cast member George Takei.

previously: Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton make a return visit to the White House as guests at tonight's White House state dinner for Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and Kishida Yoko.

Also on the list: Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez, Apple's Tim Cook, actor Robert De Niro, and figure skater Christy Yamaguchi. Los Angeles dignitaries include Linda Resnick and Stuart Resnick, and invited journalists include NBC News' Kelly O'Donnell, White House Correspondents' Association president, and photographer David Ackie.

Rahm Emanuel, the US ambassador to Japan, is also a guest with Amy Rule, along with children Zach and Ilana. Emanuel's brother, WME CEO Ari, did not attend.

Paul Simon will perform at the dinner.

Upon his arrival, De Niro, along with his girlfriend Tiffany Chen, were asked how he felt about the 2024 election. “What do you think?” He said, in the compound report.

Full list:

President Dr. Biden

His Excellency Kishida Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan and Mrs. Kishida Yuko

Mr. Akiba Takeo, National Security Advisor

Mr. Arima Yutaka, Director-General of the Office of North American Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Ayasi

Mr. Ajay Banga and Ms. Ritu Banga

The Honorable Mr. John Bass, Acting Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State and Ms. Audrey Hsieh

His Excellency Mr. Stephen K. Benjamin, Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement and Miss Jordan Grace Benjamin

His Excellency Mr. Anthony R. Bernal, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the First Lady and Brian Mostler

Mr. Jeff Bezos and Ms. Lauren Sanchez

Ms. Ashley Biden and Dr. Howard Kerin

Mrs. Finnegan Biden

Ms. Naomi Biden Neal and Mr. Peter Neal

The Honorable Richard T. Bessen, Jr., Mayor of Maui County, Hawaii and Mrs. Isabella Bessen

His Excellency Antony Blinken, Secretary of State, US Department of State and His Excellency Evan M. Ryan, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary

Mr. Neil Bloom and Mrs. Leslie Bloom

Mr. Brent Booker and Dr. Catherine Booker

Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense, and Ms. Sharyn Brown

His Excellency Mr. Bill Burns, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Ms. Sarah Burns

His Excellency Mr. Kurt Campbell, Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State and His Excellency Mr. Lael Brainard, Assistant to the President and Director of the National Economic Council

Mr. William Jefferson Clinton, 42 years oldSecond abbreviation President of the United States and Her Excellency Hillary Rodham Clinton, 67 years oldy United States Secretary of State

His Excellency Mr. David Cohen, Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Ms. Susie Friedman Cohen

Mr. Tim Cook and Ms. Lisa Jackson

His Excellency Mr. Roy Cooper, Governor of North Carolina and Ms. Christine Cooper

Her Excellency Diana DeGetti, Representative of the United States and Her Excellency Lino Lipinski D. Orloff

Mr. Robert De Niro and Ms. Tiffany Chen

Mr. James Damon and Ms. Judy Damon

Mr. Michael C. Donilon and Mrs. Patricia Donilon

Mrs. Ilana Emmanuel

His Excellency Mr. Rahm Emanuel, US Ambassador to Japan and Ms. Amy Rule

Mr. Zakaria Emmanuel

The Honorable Tony Evers, Governor of Wisconsin and Mrs. Cathy Evers

Mr. Fred Eichner and Mr. Danny Leung

Mr. Sean Finn and Ms. Stella Finn

His Excellency Mr. John Feiner, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor
Mrs. T. J. Fadel

Mr. Lawrence Fink

Mr. Bill Freeman and Mr. Tom Loftis

Dr. Funabashi Yuichi

Mr. Funakoshi Takehiro, First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ms. Susie Gilman and Mr. Michael Gilman

Ms. Xochitl Gonzalez and Mr. Daniel Lubrano

Mr. Robert Goodman and Mrs. Jane Lipman

His Excellency Mr. Philip Gordon, Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President of the United States and His Excellency Rebecca Liesner, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President

Admiral Chris Grady, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense, and Ms. Christine Grady

The Honorable Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of Energy, US Department of Energy and Mr. Daniel Mulhern

Mr. John Gray and Ms. Mindy Gray

Mr. Rene Haas

His Excellency April D. Haynes, Director of National Intelligence and Mr. David Davey

His Excellency Mr. Bill Hagerty, US Senator and Mrs. Chrissy Hagerty

The Honorable Mr. Bruce Harrell, Mayor of Seattle, Washington and Ms. Joan Harrell

His Excellency Kamala Dr. Harris, Vice President of the United States and Mr. Douglas C. Emhoff, Second Gentleman of the United States

His Excellency Mazie Hirono, US Senator and Mr. Layton Kim Oshima

The Honorable Mr. Amos Hochstein, Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Energy and Investment Advisor, National Security Council and Ms. Ray Ringel

The Honorable Kathy Hochul, Governor of New York and Mr. William Hochul

Mr. Hosaka Shin, Vice Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Mr. Hoshidi Akihiko

Mr. Amos Hostetter and Mrs. Barbara Hostetter

Mr. Iijima Isao, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Mrs. Ikuta Lilas

Ms. Amabelle P. James and Mr. Ryan Petersen

The Honorable Mr. Hakeem Jeffries, Democratic Leader of the US House of Representatives and Ms. Kenisandra Jeffries

Her Excellency Mr. Kamikawa Yoko, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Katahira Satoshi

Mr. Katanozaka Shinya

Mr. Tony Kawai

Mr. Kobayashi Ken

Mr. Arvind Krishna and Mrs. Sonia Krishna

His Excellency Mr. Daniel Kritenbrink, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State and Ms. Namie Kritenbrink

Mr. Kunieda Shingo

Ms. Megan Myungwon Lee and Mr. Jeff Werner

His Excellency Mark Macaro, Tribal Chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and Ms. Holly Macaro

Mr. Maeda Tadashi

Ms. Judy Marks and Mr. Chris Kearney

Her Excellency Doris Matsui, Representative of the United States, and Mr. Roger St

The Honorable Mr. Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security, US Department of Homeland Security and Ms. Tania Mayorkas

Mr. David McCall and Mrs. Donna McCall

Mr. Sanjay Mehrotra and Ms. Sangeeta Mehrotra

His Excellency Mr. Jeff Merkley, US Senator and Mrs. Bryn Merkley

Mr. Mikitani Hiroshi

His Excellency Moriyama Masahito, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Mr. Murray Hideki, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary

Ms. Ellen Nakashima and Mr. Alan Cypress

Ms. Mira Nakashima and Mr. Jonathan Yarnall

Ms. Nikki Nakayama and Ms. Carol Iida Nakayama

His Excellency Mr. Bill Nelson, Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Ms. Grace Nelson

Mr. Ninami Takeshi

Ms. Kelly O'Donnell and Mr. J. David Ack

Dr. Okina Yuri

Mr. Ono Kiichi, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Utsuro Tetsuya, Executive Secretary to the Prime Minister

His Excellency Mr. Thomas E. Pérez, Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, and Ms. Annemarie Stoudenmayer

His Excellency John D. Podesta, Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation and Ms. May Podesta

His Excellency Mr. Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States and Ms. Elissa Leonard

His Excellency Mr. Natalie H. Killian, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff, and Mr. Ryan Killian

The Honorable Gina Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce, and Andy Moffett

The Honorable Myra Raab-Hooper, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for East Asia and Oceania, National Security Council and Mr. Matthew Priest

His Excellency Mr. Bruce N. Reed, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff and Mrs. Bonnie Lippard

Ms. Linda Resnick and Mr. Stuart Resnick

His Excellency Mr. Steve Ricchetti, Assistant to the President and Advisor to the President and Ms. Amy Ricchetti

Mrs. Cecile Richards and Mr. Kirk Adams

Mr. Robert Roche and Ms. Retsuko Hattori Roche

Mr. Josh Rogin and Ms. Ali Rogin

Mr. Ethan Rosenzweig, Acting Chief of Protocol at the US Department of State

Mr. Michael J. Sachs and Mrs. Carrie Sachs

His Excellency Saito Ken, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

Mr. Sawada Jun

Mr. Serizawa Kiyoshi, Deputy Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Defence

The Honorable Josh Shapiro, Governor of Pennsylvania and Mrs. Lori Shapiro

Mr. Alex Hideo Shibutani

Ms. Maya Harumi Shibutani

Mr. Shikata Noriyuki, Cabinet Secretary for Public Affairs

Mr. Shimada Takashi, Executive Secretary to the Prime Minister

Mr. Brad Smith and Mr. Gregory Smith

Mr. Masayoshi Son

Mr. Robert Michael Staffis and Mrs. Amy Staffis

The Honorable Jake G. Sullivan, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Ms. Maggie Goodlander

Her Excellency Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative and Mr. Robert Skidmore

His Excellency Mr. Mark Takano, Representative of the United States and Mr. Glenn Fukushima

Her Excellency Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations and Mr. Lafayette Greenfield, II

Her Excellency Jill Tokuda, Representative of the United States and Ms. Susan Morita

Mrs. Maria D. Toller and Mrs. Casey Albert

The Honorable Annie Tommasini, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff and Mr. Ray Tommasini

Mrs. Ueno Yukiko

His Excellency Mr. Pranay Fadey, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Arms Control, Disarmament and Nonproliferation, National Security Council and Ms. Megan Fadey

The Honorable Richard Verma, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, US Department of State and Ms. Zoe Verma

His Excellency Mr. Lauren A. Volz, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the Vice President and Mrs. Ruby Smith

Mr. Kent Walker and Mrs. Diana Walsh

Mr. Mark Walter and Ms. Kimbra Walter

The Honorable Stephen Westley and Mrs. Anita Y. Westley

Mr. Eugene Woods and Mrs. Lorraine Wooden

His Excellency Mr. Yamada Shigeo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States

Ms. Christy Yamaguchi and Ms. Yukiko Saegusa

Mr. Yamamoto Takayoshi, Executive Secretary to the Prime Minister of Japan

The Honorable Ms. Janet L. Yellen, Secretary of the Treasury, US Department of the Treasury and The Honorable Mr. Adewale Adeyemo, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, US Department of the Treasury

Mr. David Zapolski and Ms. Lynn Hubbard

His Excellency Jeff Zients, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the President and Mrs. Mary Zients

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