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Obama arrives in Japan for second economic summit

TOKYO (AP) - President Barack Obama has arrived in Japan to attend a regional economic summit.

It is the fourth and final stop on the president's 10-day, four-country economic and goodwill tour of Asia. The president will spend Saturday and Sunday participating in meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. The group of 21 economies is taking steps to create a sprawling Pacific-wide free trade zone.

Obama arrived in Japan on Friday after spending two days in South Korea at a separate economic summit, a meeting of the Group of 20 developed and developing economies. He suffered a setback there when the U.S. and South Korea failed to complete a long-sought, free-trade deal.

Obama is due back in Washington on Sunday.


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