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Follow the First Lady’s Trip to Japan and Cambodia

This week, the First Lady is traveling to Japan and Cambodia as part of the Let Girls Learn international girls education initiative. Here's how you can follow along and participate:
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This week, the First Lady is traveling to Japan and Cambodia as part of the Let Girls Learn initiative to help open the doors of education for girls around the world.

In Japan, Mrs. Obama will meet with Mrs. Akie Abe, the wife of Japan’s prime minister, and highlight the importance both countries place on international girls' education. Then, the First Lady will travel to Cambodia, one of the first 11 countries to be included in the Let Girls Learn Peace Corps initiative where she'll see up close how community-driven solutions are changing girls’ lives.

"While the focus of this work is international, Let Girls Learn is also about inspiring young people here at home to commit to their education," said Mrs. Obama. That’s why, once again, the First Lady is sharing her visit with young people across the country.

Here are all the ways you can participate in the visit:

Ask the First Lady your questions about girls’ education around the world:

  • Michelle Phan, YouTube star and advocate for girls' empowerment, will sit down with the First Lady in Tokyo and ask her your questions. What questions do you have? Use the hashtag #LetGirlsLearnQA on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and stay tuned to see the First Lady's answers.
  • PBS LearningMedia will offer opportunities for young people to connect to Mrs. Obama’s trip and provide resources for U.S. classrooms to explore the culture, geography and current events in Japan and Cambodia. Head over to PBS to learn more and share your questions.

Follow along as the First Lady visits Tokyo, Kyoto and Siem Reap:

Learn more about the First Lady's international trips that focused on the power of education: