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Dispelling Discord between Japan and the U.S. Is an Urgent Task

Fumio Matsuo | Posted 06.25.2014 | World
Fumio Matsuo

President Obama has just completed a two-day visit to Japan for high-level meetings, including an unprecedented "three-star sushi shop conference" with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Now that the two nations have reaffirmed their longstanding alliance, including a commitment by the U.S. to Japan's defense of the Senkaku Islands, I would like even more strongly to press for my suggestion that Mr. Abe to pay his respects at the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial in Hawaii. This is because the gap in understanding between Japan and the U.S. remains a deep one, despite Mr. Obama's visit.

Obama Fails To Clinch Trade Deal As Japan Trip Wraps Up

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

By Antoni Slodkowski and Matt Spetalnick TOKYO, April 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama neared the end of a state visit to Ja...

Obama Ate What?

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Remember the news earlier this week that President Obama, on his trip in Japan, ate at that famous Tokyo sushi restaurant? Well, turns out that the restaurant serves one of the priciest and endangered fish on Earth: bluefin tuna.

Obama Seeks To Ease Asian Allies' Doubts

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

* Obama seeking to underline U.S. commitment to region * U.S. needs to balance Japanese and Chinese concerns (Adds Japanese media r...

Obama, Japanese Prime Minister To Battle Negative Images

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

* Worries over U.S. commitment, Japan's less apologetic tone on war * Increasingly assertive China in dispute with Japan over territo...

Big Victory For Obama's Non-Proliferation Efforts

AP | JUERGEN BAETZ and TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.24.2014 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A major international summit to rein in the threat of nuclear terrorism opened Monday with Japan pledging to return to...

Obama Plans Big Foreign Trip

AP | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines in April. The White House says Obama's tri...

Obama To Visit Japan, Three Other Asian Countries In April

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he will visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines in April...

PHOTOS: Behind The Scenes On Obama's Asia Tour

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama returned to the U.S. Sunday after a 10 day tour of Asia that took him through India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan. From the region...

Japan and NATO Are Ready for the U.S. to Reduce Nuclear Weapons

Alyn Ware | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alyn Ware

The idea of a regional nuclear-weapon-free zone has inspired a newly established cross-party group of Japanese and South Korean parliamentarians to meet for the first time next week to discuss its feasibility.

Hatoyama's U.S. Policy May Backfire

Devin Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Devin Stewart

If Japan truly wants to serve as a "bridge" between the United States and Asia or the West and East, it will need good relations with both sides.

Obama Becomes Japan's English Teacher

nytimes.com | MIKI TANIKAWA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO When Utako Sakai was changing the background music in her beauty parlor recently, she did not opt for the classical piano pieces she usually cho...

Japan Relations At A Low As Obama Visits

nytimes.com | HELENE COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Obama will arrive in Tokyo on Friday, at a time when America's relations with Japan are at their most contentious since the tr...

Obama's Asia Trip: Day-To-Day Highlights

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A day-by-day look at President Barack Obama's weeklong trip to Asia: Thursday, Nov. 12:...

Japan's New Leader Reassures U.S. On Alliance

nytimes.com | MARTIN FACKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Scrambling to mend fences with his country's biggest ally, Japan's next leader, Yukio Hatoyama, told the United States ambassador on Thursday...

Obama Sushi: Japanese Chef Turns American President Into Food

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via BoingBoing, a Japanese chef has made American President Barack Obama into delicious sushi. "Obama's skin is small shrimp," the chef says. "Hair ...

Japanese Blackface Obama: Yes We Can Be Incredibly Inappropriate (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Gabe over at Videogum found this amazing video of a Japanese blackface version of Obama. The video, posted on inauguration day, shows "Barack" and "Mi...

Japanese Use Obama's Speeches To Learn English

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Aspiring English speakers in Japan have made President Barack Obama's book of speeches and accompanying CD a national best-seller. In A...

McCain, North Carolina: Small Town Has Prison, Turkey Processing Plant

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Last weekend NPR did a report on the towns of Obama, Japan and McCain, North Carolina. Of McCain they say "what's left of it is a prison, down the roa...

Obama, Japan Goes Crazy For Obama (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The fishing village of Obama, Japan has it bad for Barack. The local 'Obama Girls' specialize in hula dancing to honor his birthplace. The town sells ...

Mobile Phone Monkey Business: A Japanese Primate Plays Obama

Earnest Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earnest Harris

In the Japanese ad, the crowd excitedly cheers and holds up placards with the word "change" emblazoned upon them. The speaker at the podium dressed in a nice blue suit is a monkey.