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A look back at the Obama administration's pivot to Asia

KENTARO IWAMOTO, Nikkei staff writer | North America

TOKYO -- U.S. President Barack Obama placed great importance on tightening relationships with Asian countries during his eight years in office. He visited 13 East, Southeast and South Asian countries to meet with his counterparts as well as attend the summits and meetings of multinational cooperative frameworks such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. Here are some of the major events during the Obama administration that took place in Asia. 

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