Gates Visits Tokyo

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks to the press aboard his aircraft, a U.S. Air Force E-4B National Airborne Operations Center, over the Pacific after attending the U.S. Pacific Command change-of-command ceremony on Camp Smith, Hawaii, Oct. 19, 2009. Gates is headed to Japan for defense talks. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr., commander of U.S. Forces Japan, greets Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates upon his arrival in Tokyo at Haneda Airport, Oct. 20, 2009. Gates is in Japan to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Katsuya Okada greets Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates upon his arrival at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo, Oct. 20, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Katsuya Okada talks with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates upon his arrival at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo, Oct. 20, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with Foreign Affairs Minister Katsuya Okada on his arrival to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo, Oct. 20, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Katsuya Okada listens during a meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo, Oct. 20, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is escorted into Kantei for a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama in Tokyo, Oct. 21, 2009. Gates is in Japan, where he will discuss a broad range of defense issues as the first Cabinet-level U.S. official to visit new Japanese Democratic Party government leaders since they took office last month. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama at Kantei in Tokyo, Oct. 21, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama at Kantei in Tokyo, Oct. 21, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates receives a traditional Japanese calligraphy plaque from Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo,
Oct. 21, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Oct. 21, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates holds a joint press conference with Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Oct. 21, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates listens to a reporter's question with Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Oct. 21, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates listens to a reporter's question with Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa at the MInistry of Defense in Tokyo, Oct. 21, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates extends his hand in a gesture of gratitude to Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa after a joint press conference at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Oct. 21, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates shakes hands with with Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Oct. 21, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates boards his aircraft as he prepares to leave Tokyo, Oct. 21, 2009. Gates is heading to South Korea before flying to Slovakia for NATO defense ministers talks. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison