Monday February 16,2008 - She began a weeklong tour of Japan, Indonesia, South Korea and China in Tokyo on Monday with a pledge that the Obama administration would transform the traditional U.S.-Asia agenda into one that deals with climate change, clean energy and the worldwide financial crisis.
"I have come to Asia on my first trip as secretary of state to convey that America's relationships across the Pacific are indispensable to addressing the challenges and seizing the opportunities of the 21st century," she said.
"We will be looking for ways to collaborate on issues that go beyond just our mutual concerns to really addressing global concerns," Clinton said at a ceremony to commemorate the arrival of the first secretary of state ever to make Japan their first overseas stop." -Department Of State
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