Tokyo - The January 1992 incident saw President George Herbert Bush throw up all over Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa in a rare display of gastrointestinal realpolitik and raw sashimi fish.
White House fears of a repeat performance saw Presidents Clinton and Bush Junior successfully inoculated against Sudden Diplomatic Projectile Vomiting Syndrome, something that Barack Obama has refused point blank.
Instead of the traditional fifteen course formal state banquet the President has opted for a lads' night on the town with his Japanese dignitary hosts at the Enola Gay Bar-BQ Diner in Tokyo's fashionable Wicky-Wacky restaurant hub.
Obama's trip has been arranged by Caroline Kennedy, newly appointed US ambassador to Japan, after decades of making herself a real pain in the butt to the Democrat Party with constant whining about unfulfilled entitlement stuff.
White House insiders feel it's a small price to pay considering the Party's extremely lucky escape from widespread opprobrium brought on by the death of her drunken uncle Senator Ted Kennedy whose numerous DUI brushes with the law reduced Democrat standing to an all time low.
Tomorrow President Obama will take a trip on a classic Japanese whaling ship to see for himself what dumb creatures these marine giants are and to practise a bit of harpooning skills ahead of tricky upcoming run-ins with the GOP.
Catch all the latest developments in his eight day visit right here as we make them up.