Clinton Arrives in Japan, Warns North Korea

Secretary of state begins week of visits in Asia
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 16, 2009 7:47 AM CST
Clinton Arrives in Japan, Warns North Korea
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with athletes of the Special Olympics World Winter Games during a reception after her arrival at Haneda international airport in Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 16, 2009.   (AP Photo/JAPAN POOL)

Hillary Clinton, on her first trip as secretary of state, arrived today in Tokyo, where she warned North Korea to live up to its commitments to dismantle its nuclear programs, reports the AP. Clinton said the main issues on her agenda include climate change, clean energy, and nuclear proliferation, as well as the global financial crisis.

The former first lady was greeted at the airport by a large group of dignitaries, including two Japanese astronauts who flew on the US space shuttle. Over the week she will meet with the leaders of Japan, China, South Korea, and Indonesia. In Japan, jittery from recent scandals involving the US military, Clinton will sign an agreement to move about 8,000 of the 50,000 Marines on Okinawa to the American territory of Guam. (More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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