January 24, 2014
Although the full itinerary of President Obama’s scheduled trip to Asia in April has not yet been formally announced, the Washington inside-the-beltway experts believe that Japan is a definite stop. A stop in the Philippines, after Typhoon Haiyan, is also likely, and then possibly Indonesia or Malaysia. Noticeably absent from this itinerary is Korea or China, but in the latter case, Obama will already be headed to Beijing for APEC in the fall of 2014.
*A Korean language version of this article first appeared on January 23, 2014 in Joongang Ilbo’s 세상읽기 titled 오바마가 한국만 쏙 빼고 아시아를 돌까.
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