U.S. President Barack Obama walks with Japan's Emperor Akihito (C) and Empress Michiko (R) during a welcoming ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo April 24, 2014. Obama will use the state visit to... more 
U.S. President Barack Obama walks with Japan's Emperor Akihito (C) and Empress Michiko (R) during a welcoming ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo April 24, 2014. Obama will use the state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that his real aim is to contain Beijing's rise. REUTERS/Tomohiro Ohsumi/Pool (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS ROYALS) less 
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