JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER AND HIS MALAYSIAN COUNTERPART IN PUTRAJAYA.
Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi (L) and his
Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad, are accompanied by an army
officer after inspecting an honor-guard in Putrajaya, 35 kilometres (22
miles) south of Kuala Lumpur, January 10, 2002. Koizumi arrived in
Malaysia Thursday on the second leg of tour aimed at bolstering trade
and other ties with Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad