President Obama Sits With Japan Prime Minister Noda

President Barack Obama met Monday with Japans sixth prime minister in five years to try to strengthen ties with the Pacific economic power still struggling after last years earthquake and tsunami that triggered a nuclear power plant meltdown.

The president and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda started bilateral talks at the White House, to be followed by a working lunch and then a joint news conference.

Japans volatile domestic politics, amid economic sluggishness and the March 2011 tsunami-triggered nuclear crisis, have made continuity a challenge in relations between the World War II enemies turned industrial allies.

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