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This week’s “Photo of the Week” comes to us from WIlliam Ng, Senior Producer at the East Asia and Pacific Media Hub, and shows U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with a member of the Tomodachi youth program in Tokyo, Japan, on July 8, 2012. Secretary Clinton traveled to Japan as part of a nine country trip to Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, Japan and the United States together mounted one of the largest overseas humanitarian relief operations in American history, and the largest U.S.-Japan joint military operation ever. More than 20,000 Americans from our military and other U.S. agencies took part in what we called Operation TOMODACHI — which means “friends” in Japanese. It is because… more »