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This is US President Barack Obama's limousine and motorcade exiting the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan just after Obama had a lunch meeting with Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on November 14, 2009. This entrance to the Imperial Palace is called "Nijubashi" or Double Bridge and is an iconic view of Tokyo only used for official state visits and special occasions. As for Mr. Obama, this brief visit to Japan was his first as a US President. When he arrived in Tokyo on Fri. Nov,13 he immediately held a summit with new Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. In addition to the talks with PM Hatoyama, on his second and final day in Japan, Mr. Obama gave a speech on Asian policy to invited guests and then met with the Emperor. His visit to Japan was cut short a day due by the killing rampage at at Fort Hood, Texas. After Japan, Obama will travel to Singapore to attend the 2009 APEC summit in Singapore and afterwards will visit China and Korea.
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