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Bidens host state dinner for Japan

Ambassadors, billionaires, a smattering of Biden family members and even one former president were all in attendance at Wednesday's fifth state dinner President Joe Biden and Jill Biden, the first lady, have held since taking office.

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President Joe Biden listens as Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks ahead of a toast during a State Dinner at the White House on Wednesday in Washington.
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Stephen Benjamin, Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement and Miss Jordan Grace Benjamin arrive at the Booksellers area of the White House for the State Dinner.
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Ajay Banga and Ritu Banga arrive at the Booksellers area of the White House for the State Dinner.
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Sen. Mazie Hirono and Leighton Kim Oshima arrive at the Booksellers area of the White House for the State Dinner.
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Arvind Krishna and Sonia Krishna arrive at the Booksellers area of the White House for the State Dinner.
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Sen. Jeff Merkley and Brynne Merkley, arrive at the Booksellers area of the White House for the State Dinner.
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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk down the Grand Staircase with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his wife Yuko Kishida to pose for a photo in the Cross Hall of the White House during a State Dinner at the White House.
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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden pose for a photo with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his wife Yuko Kishida by the Grand Staircase in the Cross Hall of the White House during a State Dinner at the White House.
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Kristi Yamaguchi and Yukiko Saegusa arrive at the Booksellers area of the White House for the State Dinner.
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President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida toast during a State Dinner at the White House.