Obama pledges U.S. support for Japan in call to Kan

President Barack Obama told Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan in a call on Wednesday the United States will do all it can to help Japan recover from an earthquake and tsunami, the White House said.

"The president briefed Prime Minister Kan on the additional support being provided by the U.S., including specialized military assets with expertise in nuclear response and consequence management," the White House said in a statement after the two leaders spoke by phone.

"Prime Minister Kan briefed the president on the status of Japanese actions to contain the nuclear emergency and to bring the situation under control."

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