U.S. Secretary of Defense visits Japan

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October 25, 2011, Tokyo, Japan – U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, right, shakes hands with his Japanese counterpart Yasuo Ichikawa at the conclusion of a joint news conference following their bilateral talks at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. Panetta was on a three-day trip to Japan, his first as the defense chief. (Photo by AFLO)

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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta addresses U.S. and Japanese troops stationed at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 24, 2011. Panetta thanked the troops for their service and individually presented coins after his remarks. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey, U.S. Air Force/AFLO)