Bush arrives in Japan

US President George W Bush arrived in Tokyo on Sunday on the first leg of his East Asian tour to Japan, South Korea and China, officials said.

US President George W Bush arrived in Tokyo on Sunday on the first leg of his East Asian tour to Japan, South Korea and China, officials said.

His presidential Air Force One plane landed at Haneda airport at around 3.50pm (0650 GMT) on the eve of his summit with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, the officials said.
Together with First Lady Laura Bush, he was to be driven to central Tokyo following a welcome ceremony at the airport.

Security was boosted in the capital with a total of 18,000 police being deployed during his stay until Tuesday, the officials said.
Bureau Report

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