Naoto Kan has the dubious honor of receiving Hamid Karzai as his first head of state visitor.

The Afghan leader will be discussing his government’s efforts to strengthen governance and improve security, according to Japanese Foreign Ministry spokesman Kazuo Kodama.

The two leaders are also expected to tackle Thursday the implementation of aid measures that Tokyo announced last year, including a five-year pledge of $5 billion in fresh aid in November to help the war-torn nation strengthen its police force as well as support agriculture and infrastructure projects. (Link)

Karzai will also visit Hiroshima, and meet the Emperor.

No pictures–I don’t want to lose readers.

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A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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