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What Asia got out of Barack Obama's four-nation tour

Published on Apr 30, 2014 3:44 PM
US President Barack Obama speaks during a bilateral press conference with the Philippines President Benigno Aquino (not in picture) at Malacanang Palace in Manila, on April 28, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

Here's a look at what Asia got out of the visit this week of America's "first Pacific president".

President Barack Obama's tour, that ended on Tuesday, took him to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.


1. Japan mostly got what it wanted - a clear enunciation by the US president that the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands are covered by Article Five of the US-Japan Treaty of Mutual Co-operation and Security.

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