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Obama Departs for 8-Day Tour of Asia

President Barack Obama has left for a four-nation tour of Asia, where he will try to convince allies that Washington is committed to its "rebalancing" in the Pacific. Security concerns over China's territorial claims and North Korea's nuclear program will be a major focus of Obama's trip, which include stops in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The eight-day tour begins in Tokyo late Wednesday with a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Japan...

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