Panetta Meets with Japan's Leaders in Tokyo

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta boards an Air Force E4-B on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 15, 2012, to begin an eight-day trip to meet with defense counterparts in Japan, China and New Zealand. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta gives an in-flight press briefing while flying to Tokyo, Sept. 15, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta gives an in-flight press briefing while flying to Tokyo, Sept. 15, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta walks with U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Salvatore A. Angelella, commander of U.S. Forces Japan, upon arriving in Tokyo, Sept. 16, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Japanese Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto in Tokyo, Sept. 17, 2012. Panetta visited with defense counterparts in Tokyo before traveling to Beijing and Auckland, New Zealand, as part of a weeklong Asia-Pacific tour.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta conducts a press conference with Japanese Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto in Tokyo, Sept. 17, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta holds a press conference with Japanese Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto in Tokyo, Sept. 17, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to service members on Yakota Air Base in Tokyo, Sept. 17, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to service members on Yakota Air Base in Tokyo, Sept. 17, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to service members on Yakota Air Base in Tokyo, Sept. 17, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Koichiro Gemba in Tokyo, Sept. 17, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Koichiro Gemba in Tokyo, Sept. 17, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Members of the Japanese press listen as U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and  Japanese Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto make remarks during a press conference in Tokyo, Sept. 17, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shakes hands with Japanese Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto in Tokyo, Sept. 17, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Japanese Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto in Tokyo, Sept. 17, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta walks with Japanese Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto in Tokyo, Sept. 17, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta visits with U.S. Marine security guards in Tokyo, Sept. 17, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta walks with U.S. Air Force Col. Mark R. August, commander of the 374th Airlift Wing, on Yakota Air Base, Tokyo, Sept. 17, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta laughs with a U.S. Army soldier while visiting service members on Yakota Air Base in Tokyo, Sept. 17, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta waves as he departs Yakota Air Base in Tokyo, Sept. 17, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo