Hagel, Kerry Meet With Japanese Leaders in Tokyo

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Salvatore Angelella greets U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel upon his arrival on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 2, 2013. While in Japan, Hagel will meet with defense counterparts and troops along with visiting the Tokyo area. Angelelia is the commander of U.S. Forces Japan and the 5th Air Force, Pacific Air Forces. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera escorts U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel during a pass-in-review ceremony in Tokyo, Oct. 3, 2013. The two counterparts later met to discuss issues of mutual importance.
 DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, in Tokyo, Oct. 3, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida, and Japanese Defense Minister Tsunori Onodera shake hands at the beginning of a meeting at the Japanese prime minister’s residence in Tokyo, Oct, 3, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Secretary of State John F. Kerry place bouquets at the tomb in Chidori-Ga-Fuchi National Cemetery in Tokyo, Oct. 3, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • From left, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet at the prime minister’s residence in Tokyo, Oct. 3, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Secretary of State John Kerry sign official documents to revise the 1997 Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation, increase security and defense collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, and advance the realignment of American troops in Japan, in Tokyo, Oct. 3, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pass official documents to Japanese defense leaders at a signing ceremony in Tokyo, Oct. 3, 2013. The documents amended the 1997 Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation, increase security and defense collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, and advance the realignment of American troops in Japan. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel walks to a press conference with Japanese Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera in Tokyo, Oct. 3, 2013. Hagel and Secretary of State John F. Kerry attended historic “two-by-two” meetings with Japanese defense leaders earlier in the day.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida, and Japanese Defense Minister Tsunori Onodera conduct a news conference in Tokyo, Oct. 3, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks at a press conference during “two-plus-two” consultations in Tokyo, Oct. 3, 2013. Hagel attended the meetings with U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Fumio Kishida and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, left, surprises U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel with a birthday cake following various meetings with defense and foreign affairs counterparts in Tokyo, Oct. 3, 2013. Hagel’s birthday is Oct. 4.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo