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Photo: Deputy Secretary Zoellick in Japan


Tokyo, Japan
January 23, 2006

Deputy Secretary Zoellick was in Japan January 22-23 to discuss moving the successful U.S.-Japan alliance forward to face new challenges and opportunities, and to review regional relationships in Asia, including the current situation in Northeast Asia, the upcoming donors meeting in London on Afghanistan and the situation in the Middle East. Mr. Zoellick met with Foreign Minister Taro Aso and other senior officials and members of the Diet. He also participated in a roundtable with private sector and civil society opinion leaders.
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Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick speaks at the Embassy in Tokyo Jan. 23, ahead of bilateral talks.
Deputy Secretary Zoellick speaks at the Embassy in Tokyo Jan. 23, ahead of bilateral talks.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso makes a point to visiting Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick at the Foreign Ministry Jan. 23, as Ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer looks on.
Japanese Foreign Minister Aso makes a point to visiting Deputy Secretary Zoellick at the Foreign Ministry Jan. 23
Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso sign a new Special Measures Agreement Jan. 23 at the Foreign Ministry
Deputy Secretary Zoellick and Japanese Foreign Minister Aso sign a new Special Measures Agreement.
Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick speaks with Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe on Jan. 23 at the prime ministers official residence in Tokyo
Deputy Secretary Zoellick speaks with Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe.
Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick pays a courtesy call on Japans Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe Jan. 23 at the prime ministers official residence in Tokyo. U.S. Embassy Tokyo photo
Deputy Secretary Zoellick pays a courtesy call on Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe
Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick speaks to reporters Jan. 23 at an Embassy press roundtable, as Ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer listens. U.S. Embassy Tokyo photo.
Deputy Secretary Zoellick speaks to reporters Jan. 23 at an Embassy press roundtable.


Released on January 23, 2006

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