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With concerns growing over China’s military buildup and strains on the Korean Peninsula, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda became the country’s first leader to formally meet U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House since the Democratic Party of Japan swept to power in 2009.

Noda, who arrived in Washington Sunday, is visiting at a time when the United States hopes to bolster its alliance with Japan to ensure stability in the Asia-Pacific region. This has been seen as a good chance for Noda to build up a strong and productive friendship with Obama.

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