Obama touched down in Tokyo Friday to begin his tour of Asia, which will also include visits to Singapore, China, and South Korea over the next week.
The president's visit has so far been hit by some controversy and protest. As Al Jazeera reports:
Various street rallies were staged in Tokyo on Friday, including a small anti-US demonstration, but they passed off peacefully under the watchful eye of the some 16,000 police deployed to ensure security during Obama's visit.
According to the New York Times, many were placated by Obama's announcement that he would establish a committee to review the controversial U.S. Marine base at Okinawa - an issue that sparked many of the protests in Japan.
See images below from Obama's visit and some of the protests.