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President Obama Meets Prime Minister Hatoyama in Tokyo

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama

Nov. 16 - On the first stop of his trip to Asia, President Barack Obama arrived in Tokyo on November 13 and met with Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. Following their meeting, the two leaders held a joint press conference about issues including climate change, nuclear disarmament, and Afghanistan. President Obama told the media, "I began my trip here in Tokyo because the alliance between the United States and Japan is a foundation for security and prosperity - not just for our two countries but for the Asia Pacific region."