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Apr 23, 2014
11:59 am
SEOUL, South Korea — Japan is without a doubt America’s most stable and prosperous ally in East Asia. Yet today, President Obama became the first American president since Bill Clinton in April 1996 to visit the country as a state guest. Analysts say his visit is long overdue. He arrives with a long to-do list, at a time of rapidly escalating tensions in East Asia. Here are four key changes in Japan that affect Obama's agenda.