President Obama arrives in Tokyo

Air Force One touched down in Tokyo shortly after 3:30pm local/1:30am ET, about thirty minutes ahead of schedule.  Among those greeting President Obama at Haneda airport were Ambassador John Roos, US Ambassador to Japan, and Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, Japanese Ambassador to the United States.

The President will have a couple of hours of down time at his hotel before he meets with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.  Besides a bilateral meeting, the two will hold a brief media availability and have dinner before they call it a night.  President Obama first met the Japanese Prime Minister  in September on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.