Living While Obama: An East-West Agreement

Obama holds a press conference in solidarity with the Japanese prime minister.

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President Barack Obama and Yoshihiko Noda, Japan's prime minister, shake hands during a news conference in the East Room of the White House on Monday, April 30.

Last week U.S. and Japan announced an agreement to relocate about 9,000 Marines from Okinawa, addressing a source of friction between the two allies.

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