Tuesday, January 15, 2013

U.S. seeks to calm Japan, South Korea

The United States sent its top Asian diplomacy and security officials to South Korea and Japan to calm tensions between two U.S. allies whose squabbling has frustrated efforts to deal with a troublesome North Korea and an increasingly assertive China.

The high-powered delegation from the White House, Pentagon and State Department departed on Monday and will be visiting the region shortly after the election of a new nationalist-leaning Japanese government in December and before Seoul inaugurates a new president in February.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/15/us-usa-japan-diplomacy-idUSBRE90E05V20130115