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While on a diplomatic visit to the United States during the week of 24 February 2009, Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso visited Arlington National Cemetery.  During his visit, the Prime Minister placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Uknowns and one in Section 60, where many of the casualties of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom are buried.
 

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso Visit To Arlington National Cemetery - 24 February 2009 - PHOTO
Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, front left, is escorted by Major General Richard J. Rowe Jr., Commander 
of the Military District of Washington, front second left, as they walk to the Tomb of the Unknowns for a wreath laying

ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso Visit To Arlington National Cemetery - 24 February 2009 - PHOTO
Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, front left, is escorted by Major General Richard J. Rowe Jr., Commander of the Military
District of Washington, front second left, as they walk to the Tomb of the Unknowns for a wreath laying
ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso Visit To Arlington National Cemetery - 24 February 2009 - PHOTO
Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, center left, escorted by Major General Richard J. Rowe Jr., Commander of the
Military District of Washington, center right, pays his respects at the Tomb of the Unknowns, by laying a
wreath, Tuesday, February 24, 2009, at Arlington National Cemetery

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso Visit To Arlington National Cemetery - 24 February 2009 - PHOTO
Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, center left, escorted by Major General Richard J. Rowe Jr., Commander of the Military
District of Washington, center right, pays his respects at the Tomb of the Unknowns, by laying
a wreath, Tuesday, February 24, 2009, at Arlington National Cemetery

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso Visit To Arlington National Cemetery - 24 February 2009 - PHOTO
Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, center, escorted by Major General Richard J. Rowe Jr., Commander of the Military
District of Washington, right, lays wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Tuesday, February 24, 2009, at Arlington National Cemetery

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso Visit To Arlington National Cemetery - 24 February 2009 - PHOTO
Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, center, escorted by Major General Richard J. Rowe Jr., Commander of the Military District
of Washington, right, pays his respects at the Tomb of the Unknowns, after laying a wreath, Tuesday, February 24, 2009, at Arlington National Cemetery

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso Visit To Arlington National Cemetery - 24 February 2009 - PHOTO
A member of a US military honor guard salutes a funeral as he waits for Prime Minister of Japan Taro Aso to lay
a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia February 24, 2009. The section of the cemetery where
Aso laid the wreath is the final resting place of many US soldiers and sailors killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso Visit To Arlington National Cemetery - 24 February 2009 - PHOTO
Japan's Prime Minister Taro Aso (3rd L) arrives with Arlington National Cemetery Superintendant John 
Metzler (R) to lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, February 24, 2009

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso Visit To Arlington National Cemetery - 24 February 2009 - PHOTO
Japan's Prime Minister Taro Aso (L), assisted by a military honor guard member,
lays a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia February 24, 2009

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso Visit To Arlington National Cemetery - 24 February 2009 - PHOTO
Japan's Prime Minister Taro Aso (L) and Arlington National Cemetery Superintendant John Metzler (R), stand
with their hands over their hearts after laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, February 24, 2009
 

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso Visit To Arlington National Cemetery - 24 February 2009 - PHOTO
Prime Minister of Japan Taro Aso participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington
National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia February 24, 2009

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso Visit To Arlington National Cemetery - 24 February 2009 - PHOTO
Japan's Prime Minister Taro Aso (2nd R), with Arlington National Cemetery Superintendant John Metzler (R),
stands for the playing of Taps after laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, February 24, 2009

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso Visit To Arlington National Cemetery - 24 February 2009 - PHOTO
Prime Minister of Japan Taro Aso departs in his motorcade after a wreath-laying
ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia February 24, 2009


 

Posted: 3 March 2009