- Title: U.S. Secretary of State arrives in Tokyo, kicks off first Asia trip
- Date: 15th March 2017
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (MARCH 15, 2017) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PLANE ARRIVING AT HANEDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT VARIOUS OF PLANE ON TARMAC U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE REX TILLERSON WALKING DOWN PLANE STEPS TO GREET GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TILLERSON GREETING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND WALKING AWAY TOWARDS CONVOY GOVERNMENT CONVOY DRIVING AWAY NATIONAL FLAGS OF JAPAN AND U.S. FLYING
- Embargoed: 29th March 2017 14:06
- Keywords: Rex Tillerson United States Japan North Korea
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001682KVUV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Tokyo's Haneda International Airport on Wednesday (March 15) kicking off his first trip to Asia with an aim to reassure nervous allies facing North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threat.
Tillerson will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. They are expected to discuss Japan's plans to step up missile defense and possible deployment of the U.S.-made Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system.
They are also expected to discuss U.S. President Donald Trump's concern about the U.S. trade imbalance with Japan.
Tillerson will visit South Korea next, before heading to Beijing, where he is expected to firm up a U.S. visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping next month to meet Trump.
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