Obama, Abe Address Relations at White House

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was at the White House today and joined a news conference with President Obama. Speaking of the World War II enemy now a long-time American ally, the President observed, "We have seen over multiple decades that Japan is a peace-loving country, having absorbed some very difficult lessons from the past. Japan does not engage in aggression on the international stage or in its region."

Shihoko Goto is an associate at the Woodrow Wilson Center's Asia Program, focusing on Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.




Warren Olney