Panetta Visits Leaders in Japan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in Tokyo, Oct. 25, 2011. Panetta's visit marks his first trip to Japan as defense secretary. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in Tokyo, Oct. 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Koichiro Gemba in Tokyo, Oct. 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Koichiro Gemba meets with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta in Tokyo, Oct. 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Koichiro Gemba in Tokyo, Oct. 25, 2011.  DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shakes hands with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Koichiro Gemba, after a meeting in Tokyo, Oct. 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Koichiro Gemba in Tokyo, Oct. 25, 2011. 
 DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta attends a wreath-laying ceremony with Tetsuro Kuroe, deputy director general of the Japanese Bureau of Defense Policy, far left, honoring the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, who have died in service of their country at a memorial in Tokyo, Oct. 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta lays a wreath honoring the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, who have died in service of their country at a memorial in Tokyo, Oct. 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta lays a wreath honoring the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, who have died in service of their country at a memorial in Tokyo, Oct. 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta pauses after laying a wreath in honor of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, who have died in service of their country at a memorial in Tokyo, Oct. 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Japanese Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa  in Tokyo, Oct. 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Japanese Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa meets with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta in Tokyo, Oct. 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta attends a press conference with Japanese Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Oct. 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta attends a press conference with Japanese Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Oct. 25, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey