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PHOTO RELEASE: Rubio Begins Official Visit To Asia

Jan 20, 2014 | Comunicados de Prensa

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee and a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, today began his week-long trip to Asia that will include visits to Japan, the Philippines and South Korea.

Rubio began his trip in Japan, where he met with U.S. officials and foreign leaders in the region to discuss critical economic and security issues.

In addition to following trip updates at @MarcoRubio, Rubio’s personal Twitter account, below are photos from today’s activities (the pictures can be viewed in higher quality here):

Rubio attends a breakfast meeting with the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan:

1.20.2014 Japan ACCJ

Rubio is accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, at a meeting with Japan’s defense minister: 

1.20.2014 Japan Kennedy

Rubio meets with members of the Japan-U.S. Parliamentary Friendship League:

1.20.2014 Japan Friendship League

Rubio meets with Commandant of the Japanese Coast Guard, Admiral Yuji Sato, to discuss maritime disputes in the region:

1.20.2014 Japan Sato

Rubio meets with Senior Vice Foreign Minister Nobuo Kishi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

1.20.2014 Kishi Japan

Rubio meets with Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera at the Ministry of Defense:

1.20.2014 Onodera Japan

Rubio meets with Trans-Pacific Partnership Minister Akira Amari:

1.20.2014 Amari Japan

Note: all photos can be credited to the office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.