updated 3/16/2011 8:32:14 AM ET 2011-03-16T12:32:14

President Barack Obama is reviewing the aid the U.S. is providing Japan as the Asian nation tries to recover from last week's massive earthquake and tsunami.

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The president is meeting Wednesday with U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Raj Shah to discuss the disaster assistance. They're also expected to examine U.S. humanitarian aid efforts in Haiti, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Middle East and Africa.

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Later, the president is getting an award. A coalition of groups that advocate government transparency plan to honor Obama for what they describe as "his deep commitment" to an open government "of, by and for the people." The award comes in conjunction with Sunshine Week.

In the evening, the president speaks at a Democratic National Committee event.

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