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ODD-JAPAN/DEFENCE
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July 04, 2007 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike delivers her inaugural speech at the Defence Ministry... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Koike delivers her inaugural speech at the Defence Ministry... 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike delivers her inaugural speech at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo July 4, 2007. Japan's first-ever female defence minister, former TV presenter Koike, was appointed after her predecessor Fumio Kyuma was forced to quit over remakrs at the weekend that appeared to accept the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
ODD-JAPAN/DEFENCE
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July 04, 2007 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike speaks as she stands in front of a world map during... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Koike speaks during her first news conference at the Defence... 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike speaks as she stands in front of a world map during her first news conference at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo July 4, 2007. Japan's first-ever female defence minister, former TV presenter Koike, was appointed after her predecessor Fumio Kyuma was forced to quit over remakrs at the weekend that appeared to accept the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
ODD-JAPAN/DEFENCE
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July 04, 2007 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike smiles during her first news conference at the... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Koike smiles during her first news conference at the Defence... 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike smiles during her first news conference at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo July 4, 2007. Japan's first-ever female defence minister, former TV presenter Koike, was appointed after her predecessor Fumio Kyuma was forced to quit over remarks at the weekend that appeared to accept the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
ODD-JAPAN/DEFENCE
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July 04, 2007 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike smiles during her first news conference at the... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Koike smiles during her first news conference at the Defence... 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike smiles during her first news conference at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo July 4, 2007. Japan's first-ever female defence minister, former TV presenter Koike, was appointed after her predecessor Fumio Kyuma was forced to quit over remarks at the weekend that appeared to accept the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
ODD-JAPAN/DEFENCE
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July 04, 2007 
Soldiers prepare before Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike arrives for a ceremony... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Soldiers prepare before Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Koike arrives for a ceremony in Tokyo... 
Soldiers prepare before Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike arrives for a ceremony in Tokyo July 4, 2007. Japan's first-ever female defence minister, former TV presenter Koike, was appointed after her predecessor Fumio Kyuma was forced to quit over remarks at the weekend that appeared to accept the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
ODD-JAPAN/DEFENCE
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July 04, 2007 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike smiles after being greeted at the Defence Ministry... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Koike smiles at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike smiles after being greeted at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo July 4, 2007. Japan's first-ever female defence minister, former TV presenter Koike, was appointed after her predecessor Fumio Kyuma was forced to quit over remarks at the weekend that appeared to accept the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
ODD-JAPAN/DEFENCE
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July 04, 2007 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike (L) attends a ceremony at the Defence Ministry... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Koike attends a ceremony at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike (L) attends a ceremony at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo July 4, 2007. Japan's first-ever female defence minister, former TV presenter Koike, was appointed after her predecessor Fumio Kyuma was forced to quit over remarks at the weekend that appeared to accept the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
ODD-JAPAN/DEFENCE
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July 04, 2007 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike(C) receives a bouquet at the Defence Ministry in... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Koike receives a bouquet at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike(C) receives a bouquet at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo July 4, 2007. Japan's first-ever female defence minister, former TV presenter Koike, was appointed after her predecessor Fumio Kyuma was forced to quit over remarks at the weekend that appeared to accept the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
ODD-JAPAN/DEFENCE
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July 04, 2007 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike smiles after being greeted at the Defence Ministry... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Koike smiles at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike smiles after being greeted at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo July 4, 2007. Japan's first-ever female defence minister, former TV presenter Koike, was appointed after her predecessor Fumio Kyuma was forced to quit over remarks over the weekend that appeared to accept the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
ODD-JAPAN/DEFENCE
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July 04, 2007 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike reviews an honour guard at the Defence Ministry... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Koike reviews honour guard at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike reviews an honour guard at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo July 4, 2007. Japan's first-ever female defence minister, former TV presenter Koike, was appointed after her predecessor Fumio Kyuma was forced to quit over remarks at the weekend that appeared to accept the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
ODD-JAPAN/DEFENCE
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July 04, 2007 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike reviews an honour guard at the Defence Ministry... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Koike reviews honour guard at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo 
Japan's newly appointed Defence Minister Yuriko Koike reviews an honour guard at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo July 4, 2007. Japan's first-ever female defence minister, former TV presenter Koike, was appointed after her predecessor Fumio Kyuma, was forced to quit over remarks at the weekend that appeared to accept the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
JAPAN-ABE/
RTR1RFTA 
July 04, 2007 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma reviews a guard of honor at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo July 4,... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's Defence Minister Kyuma reviews a guard of honor at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma reviews a guard of honor at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo July 4, 2007. Kyuma resigned on Tuesday over remarks that appeared to accept the 1945 atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe quickly tapped a woman for the post to try to quell the furore ahead of an election this month. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN) 
JAPAN-ABE/
RTR1RFT8 
July 04, 2007 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma (C) attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Defence Ministry in... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's Defence Minister Kyuma attends wreath laying ceremony at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma (C) attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo July 4, 2007. Kyuma resigned on Tuesday over remarks that appeared to accept the 1945 atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe quickly tapped a woman for the post to try to quell the furore ahead of an election this month. REUTERS/Toru Hanai(JAPAN) 
JAPAN-ABE/
RTR1RFT7 
July 04, 2007 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma reviews a guard of honor at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo July 4,... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's Defence Minister Kyuma reviews a guard of honor at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma reviews a guard of honor at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo July 4, 2007. Kyuma resigned on Tuesday over remarks that appeared to accept the 1945 atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe quickly tapped a woman for the post to try to quell the furore ahead of an election this month. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN) 
JAPAN-ABE/
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July 03, 2007 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma speaks during a news conference in Tokyo July 3, 2007. Kyuma resigned... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's Defence Minister Kyuma speaks during a news conference in Tokyo 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma speaks during a news conference in Tokyo July 3, 2007. Kyuma resigned on Tuesday over remarks that appeared to accept the 1945 atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe quickly tapped a woman for the post to try to quell the furore ahead of an election this month. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
JAPAN-ABE/
RTR1RENX 
July 03, 2007 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma speaks during a news conference in Tokyo July 3, 2007. . Kyuma resigned... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's Defence Minister Kyuma speaks during a news conference in Tokyo 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma speaks during a news conference in Tokyo July 3, 2007. . Kyuma resigned on Tuesday over remarks that appeared to accept the 1945 atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe quickly tapped a woman for the post to try to quell the furore ahead of an election this month. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
JAPAN-ABE/
RTR1RENR 
July 03, 2007 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma reacts during a news conference in Tokyo July 3, 2007. Kyuma resigned... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's Defence Minister Kyuma reacts during a news conference in Tokyo 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma reacts during a news conference in Tokyo July 3, 2007. Kyuma resigned on Tuesday over remarks that appeared to accept the 1945 atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe quickly tapped a woman for the post to try to quell the furore ahead of an election this month. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
JAPAN-ABE/
RTR1RENF 
July 03, 2007 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma listens to a reporter's question during a news conference in Tokyo... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's Defence Minister Kyuma listens to a reporter's question during a news conference in Tokyo 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma listens to a reporter's question during a news conference in Tokyo July 3, 2007. Kyuma resigned on Tuesday over remarks that appeared to accept the 1945 atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe quickly tapped a woman for the post to try to quell the furore ahead of an election this month.REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
JAPAN-ABE/
RTR1REMX 
July 03, 2007 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma bows at the end of a news conference in Tokyo July 3, 2007. Kyuma... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's Defence Minister Kyuma bows at the end of a news conference in Tokyo 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma bows at the end of a news conference in Tokyo July 3, 2007. Kyuma resigned on Tuesday over remarks that appeared to accept the 1945 atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe quickly tapped a woman for the post to try to quell the furore ahead of an election this month. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
JAPAN-USA/
RTR1RDHX 
July 02, 2007 
U.S. Forces Japan Commander Bruce Wright and Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma (L) take part in a... 
Fussa, Japan 
U.S. Forces Japan Commander Bruce Wright and Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma take part in a ceremony... 
U.S. Forces Japan Commander Bruce Wright and Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma (L) take part in a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance at Yokota Air Base in Fussa, west of Tokyo, July 2, 2007. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN) 
JAPAN-USA/
RTR1RDHQ 
July 02, 2007 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma takes part in a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the U.S.-Japan... 
Fussa, Japan 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma takes part in a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the U.S.-Japan... 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma takes part in a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance at Yokota Air Base in Fussa, west of Tokyo, July 2, 2007. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN) 
JAPAN-USA/ABOMB
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July 01, 2007 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma reacts as he listens to questions during a news conference at the... 
Tokyo, Japan 
File photo of Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma scratches his cheek at news conference in Tokyo 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma reacts as he listens to questions during a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Tokyo October 25, 2006 in this file photo. Japan's defence minister apologised on July 1, 2007 for comments about the 1945 U.S. atomic bomb attacks on the country which outraged survivors and drew criticism from the ruling bloc ahead of a key election in late July. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa/Files (JAPAN) 
JAPAN-AUSTRALIA/
RTR1QI9J 
June 06, 2007 
Australia's Foreign Minister Alexander Downer (2nd L), Australia's Defence Minister Brendan Nelson (L),... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Australian FM Downer, DM Nelson, Japanese FM Aso and DM Kyuma attend joint news conference after "2+2"... 
Australia's Foreign Minister Alexander Downer (2nd L), Australia's Defence Minister Brendan Nelson (L), Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Aso (bottom R) and Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma attend a joint news conference after their "2+2" meeting in Tokyo June 6, 2007. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN) 
JAPAN-AUSTRALIA
RTR1QI4P 
June 06, 2007 
Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer (2nd L) and Defence Minister Brendan Nelson (2nd R) meet... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Australian FM Downer and DM Nelson meet Japanese FM Aso and DM Kyuma at their "2+2" meeting in Tokyo 
Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer (2nd L) and Defence Minister Brendan Nelson (2nd R) meet Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso (L) and Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma at their "2+2" meeting in Tokyo June 6, 2007. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN) 
JAPAN-AUSTRALIA
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June 06, 2007 
Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer (2nd L) and Defence Minister Brendan Nelson (2nd R) meet... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Australian FM Downer and DM Nelson meet Japanese FM Aso and DM Kyuma at their "2+2" meeting in Tokyo 
Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer (2nd L) and Defence Minister Brendan Nelson (2nd R) meet Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso (L) and Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma at their "2+2" meeting in Tokyo June 6, 2007. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN) 
JAPAN-AUSTRALIA
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June 06, 2007 
Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer (2nd L) and Defence Minister Brendan Nelson (2nd R) meet... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Australian FM Downer and DM Nelson meet Japanese FM Aso and DM Kyuma at their "2+2" meeting in Tokyo 
Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer (2nd L) and Defence Minister Brendan Nelson (2nd R) meet Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso (L) and Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma at their "2+2" meeting in Tokyo June 6, 2007. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN) 
JAPAN-AUSTRALIA/DEFENCE
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June 05, 2007 
Australian Defence Minister Brendan Nelson (R) shakes hands with Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Australian Defence Minister Nelson shakes hands with Japanese counterpart Kyuma in Tokyo 
Australian Defence Minister Brendan Nelson (R) shakes hands with Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma before a meeting in Tokyo June 5, 2007. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
DEFENCE-ASIA/
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June 02, 2007 
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates (C) is flanked by Japan's Minister of Defence, Fumio Kyuma, and Australia's... 
Singapore, Singapore 
US Defense Secretary Gates is flanked by Japan's Minister of Defence Kyuma and Australia's counterpart... 
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates (C) is flanked by Japan's Minister of Defence, Fumio Kyuma, and Australia's counterpart Brendan Nelson during a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Shangri-la Dialogue security conference in Singapore June 2, 2007. REUTERS/Romeo Gacad/Pool (SINGAPORE) 
DEFENCE-ASIA/
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June 02, 2007 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma (L) and Australian counterpart Brendan Nelson (R) leave after a... 
Singapore, Singapore 
Japan's Defence Minister Kyuma and Australian counterpart Nelson leave after a trilateral meeting with... 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma (L) and Australian counterpart Brendan Nelson (R) leave after a trilateral meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on the sidelines of the Shangri-la Dialogue security conference in Singapore June 2, 2007. REUTERS/ Romeo Gacad/Pool (SINGAPORE) 
DEFENCE-ASIA/
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June 02, 2007 
Japan's Minister of Defense Fumio Kyuma (L), meets with South Korea's Minister of National Defense Kim... 
Singapore, Singapore 
Japan's Minister of Defense Fumio Kyuma meets with South Korea's Minister of National Defense Kim Jang-Soo... 
Japan's Minister of Defense Fumio Kyuma (L), meets with South Korea's Minister of National Defense Kim Jang-Soo on the sidelines of the Asian Security Summit in Singapore June 2, 2007. REUTERS/ Jonathan Drake/Pool (SINGAPORE) 
DEFENCE-ASIA/
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June 02, 2007 
Japan's Minister of Defence Fumio Kyuma (L) shakes hands with India's Minister of Defence A.K. Antony... 
Singapore, Singapore 
Japan and India Ministers of Defence meet in Singapore during the Asian Security Summit 
Japan's Minister of Defence Fumio Kyuma (L) shakes hands with India's Minister of Defence A.K. Antony during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the the 6th Annual Asian Security Summit, the Shangri-La Dialogue, in Singapore June 2, 2007. REUTERS/How Hwee Young/Pool (SINGAPORE) 
DEFENCE-ASIA/
RTR1QCWQ 
June 02, 2007 
Japan's Minister of Defence, Fumio Kyuma, (C) shows the way to India's Minister of Defence A.K. Antony... 
Singapore, Singapore 
Japan and India Ministers of Defence meet in Singapore during the Asian Security Summit 
Japan's Minister of Defence, Fumio Kyuma, (C) shows the way to India's Minister of Defence A.K. Antony (R) during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the the 6th Annual Asian Security Summit, the Shangri-La Dialogue, in Singapore June 2, 2007. REUTERS/How Hwee Young/Pool (SINGAPORE) 
DEFENCE-ASIA/
RTR1QCVL 
June 02, 2007 
British Armed Forces Minister Adam Ingram (L) talks to Japan's Minister of Defense Fumio Kyuma (R) as... 
Singapore, United Kingdom 
British Armed Forces Minister Ingram talks to Japan's Minister of Defense Kyuma as a translator listens... 
British Armed Forces Minister Adam Ingram (L) talks to Japan's Minister of Defense Fumio Kyuma (R) as a translator listens during a lunch meeting at the Shangri-La Dialogue security conference in Singapore June 2, 2007. REUTERS/Nicky Loh (SINGAPORE) 
DEFENCE-ASIA/
RTR1QCTZ 
June 02, 2007 
Japan's Minister of Defense Fumio Kyuma speaks during the "Nuclear Challenges" plenary session at the... 
Singapore, Singapore 
Japan's Minister of Defense Kyuma speaks during "Nuclear Challenges" plenary session at the Shangri-La... 
Japan's Minister of Defense Fumio Kyuma speaks during the "Nuclear Challenges" plenary session at the Shangri-La Dialogue security conference in Singapore June 2, 2007. REUTERS/Nicky Loh (SINGAPORE) 
DEFENCE-ASIA/
RTR1QCSC 
June 02, 2007 
Japan's Minister of Defense Fumio Kyuma (R) and his South Korean counterpart Kim Jang-Soo shake hands... 
Singapore, Singapore 
Japan's Minister of Defense Kyuma and his South Korean counterpart Kim shake hands during the First Plenary... 
Japan's Minister of Defense Fumio Kyuma (R) and his South Korean counterpart Kim Jang-Soo shake hands during the First Plenary Session titled "The United States and Asia-Pacific Security" at the Shangri-La Dialogue security conference in Singapore June 2, 2007. REUTERS/Nicky Loh (SINGAPORE) 
USA-JAPAN/
RTR1P9X8 
May 02, 2007 
Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma (R) talks about the future of the U.S.-Japan security relationship... 
Washington, UNITED STATES 
Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma talks about the future of the U.S.-Japan security relationship at... 
Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma (R) talks about the future of the U.S.-Japan security relationship at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, May 2, 2007. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES) 
USA-JAPAN/
RTR1P9X6 
May 02, 2007 
Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma delivers remarks on the future of the U.S.-Japan security relationship... 
Washington, UNITED STATES 
Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma delivers remarks on the future of the U.S.-Japan security relationship... 
Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma delivers remarks on the future of the U.S.-Japan security relationship at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, May 2, 2007. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES) 
USA-JAPAN/
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May 02, 2007 
Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma (R) gives a speech on the future of the U.S.-Japan security relationship... 
Washington, UNITED STATES 
Japan's Defense Minister Kyuma gives a speech on the future of the U.S.-Japan security relationship at... 
Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma (R) gives a speech on the future of the U.S.-Japan security relationship at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, May 2, 2007. Looking on is Heritage Foundation President Edwin Feulner (L). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES) 
USA-JAPAN/
RTR1P8GI 
May 01, 2007 
Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Aso listens to a translation via earpiece as he participates in a news... 
Washington, UNITED STATES 
Japan's Foreign Minister Aso listens to a translation via earpiece as he participates in a news conference... 
Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Aso listens to a translation via earpiece as he participates in a news conference with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma at the State Department in Washington, May 1, 2007. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES) 
USA-JAPAN/
RTR1P8G9 
May 01, 2007 
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addresses a news conference with Japan's Defense Minister Fumio... 
Washington, UNITED STATES 
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addresses a news conference with Japan's Defense Minister Fumio... 
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addresses a news conference with Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma and Foreign Minister Taro Aso at the State Department in Washington May 1, 2007. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES) 
USA-JAPAN/
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May 01, 2007 
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice addresses a news conference with Japan's Defense Minister Fumio... 
Washington, UNITED STATES 
US Secretary of State Rice addresses a news conference at the State Department in Washington 
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice addresses a news conference with Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma and Foreign Minister Taro Aso at the State Department in Washington May 1, 2007. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES) 
USA-JAPAN/
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May 01, 2007 
Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma (L-R), Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Aso, U.S. Secretary of State... 
Washington, UNITED STATES 
Japan's Defense Minister Kyuma, Japan's Foreign Minister Aso, US Secretary of State Rice and US Defense... 
Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma (L-R), Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Aso, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates address a news conference after holding talks at the State Department in Washington May 1, 2007. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES) 
USA-JAPAN/
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May 01, 2007 
Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma (L-R), Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Aso, U.S. Secretary of State... 
Washington, UNITED STATES 
Japan's Defense Minister Kyuma, Japan's Foreign Minister Aso, US Secretary of State Rice and US Defense... 
Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma (L-R), Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Aso, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates participate in a news conference after holding talks at the State Department in Washington May 1, 2007. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES) 
JAPAN/
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April 14, 2007 
Accompanied by his wife Akie (L), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) raises a toast during his annual... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raises a toast during his annual cherry blossom viewing party at the... 
Accompanied by his wife Akie (L), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) raises a toast during his annual cherry blossom viewing party at the Shinjuku Gyoen park in Tokyo April 14, 2007. Also shown in the picture are New Komeito Party chief representative Akihiro Ota (top R), Minister of Defense Fumio Kyuma (down R) and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuhisa Shiozaki (down L). REUTERS/Franck Robichon/Pool (JAPAN) 
IRAQ-JAPAN/
RTR1OGIK 
April 09, 2007 
Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (L) meets Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma (R) in Tokyo April... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki meets Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma in Tokyo 
Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (L) meets Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma (R) in Tokyo April 9, 2007. Maliki was to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other officials on Monday, the first working day of a visit aimed at securing Tokyo's continued support for reconstruction. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN) 
IRAQ-JAPAN/
RTR1OGIJ 
April 09, 2007 
Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (L) shakes hands with Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma in Tokyo... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki meets Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma in Tokyo 
Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (L) shakes hands with Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma in Tokyo April 9, 2007. Maliki was to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other officials on Monday, the first working day of a visit aimed at securing Tokyo's continued support for reconstruction. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN) 
IRAQ-JAPAN/
RTR1OGII 
April 09, 2007 
Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (2nd L) meets Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma (2nd R) in Tokyo... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki meets Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma in Tokyo 
Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (2nd L) meets Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma (2nd R) in Tokyo April 9, 2007. Maliki was to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other officials on Monday, the first working day of a visit aimed at securing Tokyo's continued support for reconstruction. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN) 
JAPAN/
RTR1O4LS 
March 31, 2007 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the launch of Japan's... 
Asaka, Japan 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma delivers a speech during a ceremony in Asaka 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the launch of Japan's Ground Self Defence Force's (JGSDF) Central Readiness Force at JGSDF's Asaka Base in Asaka, north of Tokyo March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN) 
JAPAN/
RTR1O4LP 
March 31, 2007 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma looks at the national flag during a ceremony to mark the launch... 
Asaka, Japan 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma looks at the national flag during a ceremony in Asaka 
Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma looks at the national flag during a ceremony to mark the launch of Japan's Ground Self Defence Force's (JGSDF) Central Readiness Force at JGSDF's Asaka Base in Asaka, north of Tokyo March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN) 
JAPAN/
RTR1O3FQ 
March 30, 2007 
Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma unveils the new logo for the Defense Ministry in Tokyo March 30,... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma unveils the new logo for the Defense Ministry in Tokyo 
Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma unveils the new logo for the Defense Ministry in Tokyo March 30, 2007. The green portion of the logo represents the 260,000 members of the Defense Ministry protecting the blue sphere of the Earth. REUTERS/Michael Caronna (JAPAN) 
JAPAN/
RTR1NLNH 
March 18, 2007 
Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma addresses cadets during a graduation ceremony at the National Defense... 
Yokosuka, Japan 
Japan's Defense Minister Kyuma addresses cadets during a graduation ceremony at the National Defense... 
Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma addresses cadets during a graduation ceremony at the National Defense Academy of Japan in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, March 18, 2007. REUTERS/Kiyoshi Ota (JAPAN) 
JAPAN-AUSTRALIA/ABE
RTR1NEHA 
March 13, 2007 
Australian Prime Minister John Howard (L) meets with Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma (R) and Japanese... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Australia's Prime Minister Howard meets with Japan's Defense Minister Kyuma in Tokyo 
Australian Prime Minister John Howard (L) meets with Japan's Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma (R) and Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force soldiers, formerly deployed to Iraq, during a meeting in Tokyo March 13, 2007. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
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March 13, 2007 
Australia's Prime Minister John Howard (L) meets Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma in Tokyo March... 
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Australia's Prime Minister Howard meets Japan's Defence Minister Kyuma in Tokyo 
Australia's Prime Minister John Howard (L) meets Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma in Tokyo March 13, 2007. Australia will seal a security relationship with Japan next week stronger than its defence ties with any country except the United States, but Howard dismissed concerns it would harm ties with China. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN) 
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February 25, 2007 
Members of a Japanese military honor guard wait for the arrival of South Korea's Defence Minister Kim... 
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Members of a Japanese military honor guard wait for the arrival of South Korea's Defence Minister Kim... 
Members of a Japanese military honor guard wait for the arrival of South Korea's Defence Minister Kim Jang-soo before a meeting with Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo February 25, 2007. REUTERS/Michael Caronna (JAPAN) 
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February 25, 2007 
South Korea's Defence Minister Kim Jang-soo (L) shakes hands with Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma... 
Tokyo, Japan 
South Korea's Defence Minister Kim Jang-soo shakes hands with Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma before... 
South Korea's Defence Minister Kim Jang-soo (L) shakes hands with Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma before a meeting at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo February 25, 2007. REUTERS/Michael Caronna (JAPAN) 
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February 25, 2007 
South Korea's Defence Minister Kim Jang-soo is escorted past an honor guard before a meeting with Japan's... 
Tokyo, Japan 
South Korea's Defence Minister Kim Jang-soo is escorted past an honor guard 
South Korea's Defence Minister Kim Jang-soo is escorted past an honor guard before a meeting with Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma (not pictured) at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo February 25, 2007. REUTERS/Michael Caronna (JAPAN) 
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February 25, 2007 
South Korea's Defence Minister Kim Jang-soo salutes as he walks past an honor guard before a meeting... 
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South Korean Defence Minister Kim Jang-soo salutes as he walks past an honor guard 
South Korea's Defence Minister Kim Jang-soo salutes as he walks past an honor guard before a meeting with Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma (not pictured) at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo February 25, 2007. REUTERS/Michael Caronna (JAPAN) 
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February 05, 2007 
Health Minister Hakuo Yanagisawa (R) and Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma rub their faces during a question... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Health Minister Yanagisawa and Defence Minister Kyuma rub their faces during a question and answer session... 
Health Minister Hakuo Yanagisawa (R) and Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma rub their faces during a question and answer session at a parliamentary committee in Tokyo February 5, 2007. Japan's top government spokesman said on Monday Yanagisawa should stay in his post despite a furore over his reference to women as "birth giving machines", but pressure to resign looked unlikely to fade. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa (JAPAN) 
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January 09, 2007 
Newly appointed Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma (L) talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the premier's... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Newly appointed Defence Minister Kyuma talks with Prime Minister Abe in Tokyo 
Newly appointed Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma (L) talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the premier's official residence in Tokyo January 9, 2007. Japan's Defence Agency was formally promoted to a ministry. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa (JAPAN) 
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January 09, 2007 
Fumio Kyuma (L) bows during a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after being appointed as defence... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Kyuma bows after being appointed as defence minister in Tokyo 
Fumio Kyuma (L) bows during a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after being appointed as defence minister at the premier's official residence in Tokyo January 9, 2007. Japan's Defence Agency was formally promoted to a ministry. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa (JAPAN) 
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