In the gusty winds, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives at Haneda Tokyo International Airport Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006. Rice is in Japan on a four-nation tour to discuss how to enforce the U.N. sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear test, approved Saturday. Rice is scheduled to visit South Korea , China and Russia after visiting Japan. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)I like how the Associated Press feels a need to mention the "gusty winds", just in case anybody thought Condi had adopted a particularly unfortunate new coiffure. Don't worry, though, because the hairdo was quickly repaired, as you'll see below. But, yes, Condi's Asian Adventure has begun! Woohoo! And her reacharound for Japan was immediately rewarded with a superb if ostentatious matching armchair photo-op:
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso at the Foreign Ministry's Iikura guesthouse in Tokyo, on Wednesday October 18, 2006. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday for talks with Japanese officials amid fears North Korea could be readying for a second nuclear test. (AP Photo/Issei Kato, POOL)More to come!