Next week, President Obama and Vice President Biden will welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the United States — and we want you to join. The Prime Minister will begin his U.S. visit with an arrival ceremony on the White House South Lawn the morning of April 28. Arrival ceremonies began during the Kennedy Administration and have evolved into the traditional way to welcome visiting world leaders.  We want our followers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Vine to help us welcome Prime Minister Abe. While you're here at the White House, you will get to attend the arrival ceremony on the South Lawn and then head inside for meetings with Administration officials with an interest in diplomacy. Sound fun? The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. ET, so don’t wait! Apply now .  To be eligible for the Japan Arrival Ceremony Social, you must follow an official White House Twitter, Instagram, Vine, or Facebook account. If you haven’t had a chance to connect with the White House online yet, do it now! You can follow our official White House accounts below: Twitter:  @WhiteHouse   @FLOTUS Facebook: Instagram:  @WhiteHouse   @MichelleObama Vine: You can follow the conversation now with #WHSocial — and, if you’re chosen, you can use #WHSocial and #AtTheWH yourself to let your followers know. If you're not chosen this time, make sure to continue to follow the White House on our digital channels, and keep an eye out for upcoming White House Social events. P.S. Not sure what an “arrival ceremony” is? Be sure to check out pictures and a  description of the French State Arrival Ceremony  Social.

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You’re Invited: A White House Social for the Japan Arrival Ceremony