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  • Japanese officials' visits to shrine for war dead put Obama in a bind

    Japanese officials' visits to shrine for war dead put Obama in a bind
    TOKYO -- Hiroshi Kyoso says he values Japan’s relationship with the United States highly and feels warmly about Washington’s new ambassador to Tokyo, Caroline Kennedy.
  • Ferry disaster fills South Korea with shame

    Ferry disaster fills South Korea with shame
    ANSAN, South Korea — For South Korea, a country that pulled itself out of abject poverty to become the world's 15th-largest economy, the most stinging accusation about last week's ferry sinking is that it looks like a Third-World disaster. While...

    South Korean ferry disaster: Debate rages on who is to blame

    South Korean ferry disaster: Debate rages on who is to blame
    SEOUL -- In the wake of what appears to be South Korea’s worst maritime disaster in decades, a national debate is raging over just who bears the lion’s share of the blame. Officially, 87 people are confirmed dead and 215 remain missing in...

    President Obama has some convincing to do on Asia tour

    President Obama has some convincing to do on Asia tour
    WASHINGTON — Two and a half years after President Obama vowed to shift America's diplomatic, economic and military focus to Asia, he will head back to the region this week to try to convince allies and adversaries alike that he really meant it....

    Free trade on steroids: The threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

     Free trade on steroids: The threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    Many supporters of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement are arguing that its fate rests on President Obama's bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan this week. If Japan and the United States can sort out...