From right to left, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto, and Japan's Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa, finish a news conference following the "2 ... more 
From right to left, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto, and Japan's Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa, finish a news conference following the "2 plus 2" talks at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Formally known as the United States-Japan Security Consultative Committee meeting, the alliance works to ensure the security of Japan and maintain peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By J. Scott Applewhite
Tue, Jun 21, 2011 11:43 AM EDT