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.