Ambassador Caroline Kennedy greets Vice President Biden in Japan – click to read

Subject: VP Travel Pool Report #4


Arrival in Tokyo


Air Force Two landed at Haneda Airport at 10:49 PM, local time, 8:49 AM

EST, the first stop of Vice President Joe Biden’s three-country visit to



The temperature is a balmy 51 degrees, Fahrenheit.


VPOTUS was greeted at the bottom of the staircase by Ambassador Caroline

Kennedy, who is in the third week of her posting as American envoy to



Other greeters, per the VP’s office:


Kurt Tong, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Tokyo

Captain James O’Leary, Defense Attache, U.S. Embassy Tokyo

Koji Tomita – Director General for the North American Affairs Bureau of


Nobuo Kishi, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs

Masanori Suzuki, Head Administrator, Haneda International Airport.


The motorcade is on its way into Tokyo.


Mark Landler

NY Times