Asian Fusion III: More From Obama’s Far-East Trip

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November 12: During a stopover on his way to Asia, President Obama greets U.S. troops at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska. The eight-day diplomatic tour across Japan, China, Singapore and Korea was his eighth foreign trip since taking office.
If you missed TPM’s earlier slideshows of the trip, check them out here and here.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

November 13: President Obama joins newly elected Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama for dinner at Kantei, the Prime Minister’s office and official residence in Tokyo. Climate change and nuclear non-proliferation were at the forefront of the discussions between the two leaders. They released a joint statements promising to reduce carbon emissions in both countries by 80 percent in 2050 and vowing to work toward a world without nuclear weapons.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

November 16: Chinese students listen to President Obama speak in Shanghai. White House aides said that his remarks on human rights and technology were unprecedented, and an important step in the progress of civil rights in the country.

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November 14: Staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo line up to catch a glimpse of the President. The trip offered U.S. staff abroad some rare face time with Obama.

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November 17: Chinese staff prepare for the official welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

November 16: Obama joins Chinese President Hu Jintao in a noodle-making demonstration in Beijing. Referencing his Indonesian youth during a speech, Obama referred to himself as the first “pacific President” in the U.S.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

November 17: China’s National People’s Congress Chairman Wu Bangguo, left, waits to greet Obama at the Great Hall of the People.

Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

November 17: Obama and Hu Jintao listen as Wu Bangguo speaks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

November 18: Obama visits the Great Wall in Badaling.

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November 19: White House staffers are dropped off at Osan Air Base in South Korea.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

November 19: Obama removes his shoes before an official luncheon with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak at the Blue House in Seoul.

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November 19: The two Presidents participate in an arrival ceremony at the Blue House.

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November 19: U.S. service members listen to Obama’s remarks during his visit to Osan Air Base in Osan.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

November 19: White House trip director Marvin Nicholson looks out the window of a helicopter outside the Osan Air Base.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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