TOKYO -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed economic, military and political partner that can serve as a counterweight to China's growing influence.
By Michael D. Mosettig
TOKYO -- In diplomacy, as in musical theater or opera, words go only so far before the music takes over. That proposition will be put to the test again when President Obama visits Japan later this month on a mission…
Since an earthquake and tsunami shattered the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in 2011, radioactive water has been pouring into the sea off the coast of Japan at a rate of 300 tons per day. Jeffrey Brown reports on the revelation…
President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet at noon Friday at the White House. The two world leaders are embroiled in their own domestic economic issues, and just days before their visit, North Korea conducted another nuclear test.
In other news Wednesday, thousands of Sunni demonstrators in western Iraq staged a mass protest against the Shiite-dominated government. Also, Toyota Motor Co. agreed to pay more than $1 billion and settle claims of sudden acceleration.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Japan's unpopular Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda abruptly resigned Monday after a year of struggle with a deadlocked parliament as the Asian nation grapples with a troubled economy.
By PBS NewsHour
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation Wednesday after only a year in office.
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