HUFFINGTON POST
10/19/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

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

TOKYO -- Scrambling to mend fences with his country's biggest ally, Japan's next leader, Yukio Hatoyama, told the United States ambassador on Thursday that the American alliance was the basis of Japanese foreign policy, hours after he said the same thing by phone to President Obama.

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