On the afternoon of December 3, 2013, His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan held an audience with the Vice President of the United States, Mr. Joe Biden, at Tōgū Palace in Tokyo.  Also, attending the brief meeting was newly appointed United States Ambassador to Japan, Ms. Caroline Kennedy. 

According to the United States Department of State, Vice President Biden is currently on an eight-day visit to:

“…Japan, China and the Republic of Korea. The trip will underscore the administration’s strong commitment to the rebalance, and to our enduring role as a Pacific power. It is an opportunity to give lift to our treaty alliances and to advance our very important relationship with China.”