Obama In Asia To Assure Allies

Obama In Asia To Assure Allies
(Tokyo) -- President Obama is in Tokyo as he begins a nearly week-long visit to four U.S. allies. The President landed in Toyko early this morning and was met by Caroline Kennedy, America's ambassador to Japan. A big part of Obama's trip will be trying to assure Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines that their national welfare matters to Washington. America's Asian allies are concerned that the administration's attention often focuses on Europe, the Middle East, or on domestic affairs at their expense.
The President will begin his visit with a dinner at a sushi restaurant with Japan's prime minister. The two will hold a summit meeting on Thursday.