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Obama Embraces Hiroshima Survivor Who Pushed To Add U.S. Victims' Names To Memorial

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics

The world was reminded how far America's relationship with Japan has come since the terrifying days of World War II when U.S. President Barack Obama e...

Obama In Hiroshima: A Visit To Honor, Not Apologize

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.27.2016 | World

HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Barack Obama on Friday became the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world's first atomic bom...

Why Most Of Japan Welcomes Obama's Visit to Hiroshima

Ryan Takeshita | Posted 05.25.2016 | World
Ryan Takeshita

A non-nuclear world means a lot to the Japanese people. While many Americans say that the atomic bombs shortened the war and saved numerous lives, Japanese people think of it as a supreme tragedy.

A Brief History Of World Leaders Greeting Japanese Robot Asimo

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.10.2015 | World

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Japan on Monday for a two-day visit during which she met with Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe and Emperor...

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...

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.

Japan Relations At A Low As Obama Visits | 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 Becomes Japan's English Teacher | 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's New Leader Reassures U.S. On Alliance | 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...

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.