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:
Rubio is accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, at a meeting with Japan’s defense minister:
Rubio meets with members of the Japan-U.S. Parliamentary Friendship League:
Rubio meets with Commandant of the Japanese Coast Guard, Admiral Yuji Sato, to discuss maritime disputes in the region:
Rubio meets with Senior Vice Foreign Minister Nobuo Kishi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Rubio meets with Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera at the Ministry of Defense:
Rubio meets with Trans-Pacific Partnership Minister Akira Amari:
Note: all photos can be credited to the office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.