Obama returns with warning

Obama visits Asia

President Obama returned from Asia on Sunday with a warning to Republican congressional leaders and the American public, saying the United States is "going to have to step up our game" to compete with the potent Asian economies he witnessed.

Obama's story infused tour

After more than a week of using his biography to connect to audiences in Asia, Obama appeared as popular as ever among ordinary citizens in the region during his 2009 tour.

A congenial final stop in Seoul

Obama and South Korean president agreed on a common approach to dealing with North Korea and played down lingering U.S.-South Korean differences.

Nov. 12

Event: Obama makes his first trip to Alaska and will speak to troops at Elmendorf Air Force Base.

Travel: Obama leaves for Tokyo.

Nov. 13

Meeting: Arrives in Tokyo and meets with Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. Press conference follows.

Event: Obama speaks at Suntory Hall in Tokyo about American engagement in Asia.

Meeting: Meets with emperor and empress of Japan.

Travel: Leaves for Singapore.

Meeting: Meets with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore.

Meeting: Attends leaders' meeting of APEC Summit.

Meeting: Meets with Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev.

Meeting: Attends meeting with ASEAN 10.

Meeting: Meets with Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Meeting: Leaves for Shanghai.

Meeting: Meets with Han Zheng, mayor of Shanghai, and speaks with Chinese youth.

Travel: Leaves for Beijing.

Meeting: Meets with President Hu Jintao. Press conference follows.

Event: Obama tours Beijing.

Event: Attends state dinner in Beijing.

Nov. 18

Meeting: Meets with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

Event: Obama tours Beijing.

Travel: Leaves for Seoul, South Korea.

Nov. 19

Meeting: Meets with South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak. Press conference follows.

Event: Visits U.S. troops stationed there.

Travel: Leaves for the United States.

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About Obama's trip

President Obama's tour of Asia included stops in Japan, Singapore, China and South Korea. Obama addressed topics such as security, environment, the economy and U.S.-Asia relations.

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