Friday, December 31, 2010
Clinton Asia Tour/Japan Passing-V
The US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton started her Asian tour on 21 May 2010. The first stop was Japan, where she only stayed three hours and fifteen minutes for a meeting with foreign minister Okada Katsuya and Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio. No significant agreement was reached between Japan and the USA. Thereafter, Clinton went to the World Expo in Shanghai and stayed five days before stopping in South Korea, and going back to the US. While the Japanese media complained about her short stay, the Chinese media emphasized the importance of Sino-US relations. Along with 200 people in the American delegation, Clinton led the largest group to visit China than ever before. Well, at least, Clinton stopped by Tokyo.