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Obama visits Asia

Obama's 2010 visit to four Asian democracies was aimed at promoting trade and other economic partnerships.
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A Japanese anomaly

Marking the final stop on his 10-day tour of Asia, President Obama visited Japan, the country that least fits his vision of Asia's economic success.

10 days, four countries

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Schedule Highlights - Nov. 6

Event: Arrival in Mumbai, India.

Event: Overnight stay at the Taj Mahal Place Hotel, site of the 2009 Mumbai terrorist attacks.

Event: Visit to memorial for victims of Mumbai terrorist attack, meetings with survivors.

Event: Visit to Gandhi museum.

Schedule Highlights - Nov. 7

Event: Visit to Humayun's Tomb

Meeting: Meeting with U.S. Ambassador to India and U.S. Embassy staff, other political leaders

Nov. 8

Meeting: Meetings with Indian President Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Event: Speech to Indian Parliament, at Parliament House.

Event: State dinner

Schedule Highlights - Nov. 9

Event: Arrival ceremony at Istana Merdeka, the presidential palace

Meeting: Meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Event: Dinner at Istana Negara, the state palace

Nov. 10

Event: Visit to Istiqlal Mosque

Event: Speech at University of Indonesia

Schedule Highlights - Nov. 11

Event: Veterans Day ceremony at Yongsan Garrison

Meeting: Working lunch with President Lee Myung-bak.

Event: Joint press conference with President Lee Myung-bak.

Meeting: G20 Arrival ceremony, reception, and working dinner

Nov. 12

Meetings: G20 meetings throughout the day

Schedule Highlights - Nov. 13

Meeting: Working lunch, leaders retreat with Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation.

Meeting: Meeting with APEC Business Advisory Council.

Event: Cultural program and family photo at Yokohama convention center.

Nov. 14

Event: Visit to Great Buddha

Travel: President Obama returns to Washington D.C.

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About Obama's trip

President Obama's 2010 tour of South and East Asia included stops in India, Indonesia, South Korea, and Japan. The First Lady accompanied the President.

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