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    Obama embarks on Asian tour - 13 Nov 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Barack Obama has embarked on his first visit to Asia since taking office as US president in January.

    The four-nation tour, taking him to Japan, China, South Korea and a regional summit in Singapore, is intended to strengthen some important alliances and may also bring him into contact with senior officials from Myanmar's military government.

    Al Jazeera's senior Washington correspondent Rob Reynolds looks at Obama's Asian agenda.