Gates, Clinton Meet with Japanese Ministers

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates listens to remarks made by Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto during a bilateral ministerial meeting held at the State Department in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2011. Gates and Matsumoto also were joined by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa for the first U.S.-Japan 2+2 meeting to be held in the United States since 2007. The meeting reaffirmed bilateral commitments and underscored the strength of the alliance between the two countries.   DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meet with Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto, left, and Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa, right, at the State Department in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2011. 
 DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center left, addresses attendees of the 2+2 meeting held at the State Department in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2011.  DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Japanese translators listen to remarks by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during the 2+2 meeting held at the State Department in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2011.   DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa takes notes during the 2+2 meeting held at the State Department in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2011.  DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attend a press conference with Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto, second from right, and Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa, far left, following the 2+2 meeting held at the State Department in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2011.  DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attend a press conference with Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto, second from right, and Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa, far left, following the 2+2 meeting held at the State Department in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2011.  DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, center, stands between Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa, left, and Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto, right, during a press conference following the 2+2 meeting held at the State Department in Washington, D.C., 2011.  DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attend a press conference with Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto, second from right, and Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa, far left, following the 2+2 meeting held at the State Department in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2011.  DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey