Photos: Obama in Asia

Obama visits Asia

President Obama embarked on a 10-day tour of four Asian countries, the second of his administration, to address topics such as security, environment, the economy and U.S.-Asia relations. In 2009, his tour included visits to Japan, Singapore, China and South Korea. View gallery »

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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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