Tuesday, August 23, 2011

U.S. Vice President in Japan

The U.S. vice president, Joseph R. Biden arrived in Tokyo to start a three-day visit to Japan, Nippon Kyodo news agency reported. Biden, who landed at the airport of Haneda Nippon capital, from Mongolia, is scheduled to meet tomorrow with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan. Apart from the alliance between the U.S. and Japan, is expected to treat both the six-day visit to China from Biden last week, and it is possible that issues such as Fukushima nuclear crisis or North Korean nuclear program are also on the table . The Vice President will move then to Sendai, a city most affected by the earthquake disaster of March.

There, Biden will deliver a speech at the airport, which served as the basis for the U.S. military who carried out relief operations in northeast Japan after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the area last March 11. On Wednesday, U.S. Vice President will visit the U.S. Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo, from which will take a flight back to America, having previously visited China and Mongolia.

Biden is the first U.S. vice president to visit Japan since he also did Vice President Dick Cheney in 2007.

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