Oct 10, 2009

About Our First Lady

A 'choum' challenge?
The First Lady of Japan Miyuki Hatoyama learning how to make kimchi from the First Lady of Korea

First Lady of Japan Miyuki Hatoyama with BYJ at the Tokyo Dome event on Sept.30

Japan held a launching ceremony for the Visit Korea 2010-2012 campaign at the Tokyo Dome, Wednesday, with more than 40,000 participants that included Lee Charm, president of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), Japanese First Lady Miyuki Hatoyama and Korean actor Bae Yong-joon, a superstar in Japan.

“It is extremely meaningful that Japan is joining a tourism campaign to promote Korea to the world,” Hatoyama said in a private meeting with the KTO president ahead of the ceremony.

She expressed a deep interest in the “Korean wave” of culture and entertainment in Japan and other parts of Asia. The Japanese first couple will visit Korea on Oct. 9 at the invitation of President Lee Myung-bak.

source: The Korea Times

Her book "Welcome to the Hatoyama Home"

The First Lady and her husband. "He saids that I am his sun. "

The Prime Minister and the First Lady met when he was studying at Stanford. She speaks perfect English!

Photogenic? No wonder - she was an actress in the all-female Takarazuka Revue!

Her husband comes from a prominent political family. His grandfather Ichiro Hatoyama was the 52nd prime minister of Japan. The Hatoyama mansion built by the late ex-prime minister is now open to the public as a memorial hall.

At ease in the international scene

source; NY Daily News

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