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First Stop For Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Japan!


Back in 1993 when first lady Hillary Clinton visited the great Buddha on the outskirts of Tokyo, hundreds of people greeted her at the train station. Now, when she returns sixteen years later on her first overseas mission as Secretary of State, we'll find out if the Japanese still have love for Hillary.

Hillary's appointment received a mixed reaction in Japan, as some voiced concerned over her statements that China was the most important bilateral relationship for the US, and the cool US-Japanese relations under Bill Clinton. While in Japan on Feb. 16-18, Secretary Clinton will hold talks with Japan's foreign minister and Prime Minister Taro Aso. On their list of things to talk about are: North Korea, Afghanistan, and the financial crisis.

After she checks those topics off the list, Clinton will head to Indonesia, South Korea, and China. Are you happy to see the US top diplomat choosing Asia as her first destination?

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