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Prime Minister Naoto Kan will welcome President Obama to Japan later this week. The two last met for bilateral talks in New York in September.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan will welcome President Obama to Japan later this week. The two last met for bilateral talks in New York in September.

Barack Obama arrived in India on Saturday in the first stop on a four-country tour of Asia that will also take him to Indonesia, South Korea and Japan. More important, it will get him out of the US, where he has just suffered a mid-term humiliation.

On the face of it, President Obama might not seem too welcome in Asia either. He disembarked from Air Force One just a few hours after his central bank announced a second round of quantitative easing that will cause more pain for the region’s exporters and attract further flows of hot money. But this is a mere detail compared to the political boost attached to an American...

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