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Obama leaves Tokyo for APEC summit in Singapore

2009-11-14 06:24:00 GMT2009-11-14 14:24:00 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

TOKYO, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama left Tokyo for Singapore to attend a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum on Saturday afternoon after two-day stay in Japan.

It was Obama's first visit to Japan since assuming office in January. During his visit, he held a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and delivered a speech on U.S. policy toward Asia.

Obama's visit was part of his swing through Asia, which will also take him to Singapore, China and South Korea.

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