Apr 23, 2014 5:47 AM by Bob Grotenhuis

President Obama Begins Asia Summit

TOKYO (AP) - President Barack Obama arrives today in Japan to begin his four-country Asia trip.

In a written response to questions published today in Japan's Yomiuri newspaper, Obama confirms that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan.

Obama writes, "The Senkaku islands are administered by Japan" and therefore fall under the U.S.-Japan treaty.

Obama says, "The policy of the United States is clear."


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