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Travel to Japan

Deputy Secretary of State Armitages press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo on October 13. AP/wide World Photos. On October 12-13, Deputy Secretary Armitage visited Tokyo, Japan for policy discussions in Tokyo with his Japanese counterpart, Vice Foreign Minister Yukio Takeuchi. He also had bilateral meetings with a range of Japanese government and public officials.

These discussions are part of our periodic, strategic policy dialogue with our close ally Japan on issues of common concern. Similar meetings were last held in June in Washington and in February in Tokyo.

These discussions provide an important opportunity to address a variety of topics, including U.S.-Japan security relations, UN reform, Iraq, North Korea, and other issues of regional and global concern.

While in Tokyo, the Deputy Secretary participated in part of the third meeting of the Donors' Committee of the International Reconstruction Fund Facility for Iraq (IRFFI) -- the UN and World Bank trust funds -- which will be occurring in Tokyo at the time of the Deputy Secretary's visit.

Remarks from Deputy Secretary Armitage
2004/10/14: Remarks at Iraq Donors Conference
2004/10/13: Press Conference in Tokyo
2004/10/13: Remarks to the Press Following Meetings
2004/10/12: Remarks to Press Following Meeting at MOFA


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