|Obama to Skip Singapore on Asia Tour|
|by Tom McGregor||Wed, Feb 12, 2014, 10:54 PM|
President Barack Obama does not deem the city-state of Singapore to be important when it comes to his 'Pivot on Asia.' He plans to visit US allies in the Asia-Pacific region in April, but the White House has not scheduled a visit to Singapore.
According to Channel NewsAsia, "President Barack Obama will seek to ease questions over the staying power of his strategic shift to increasingly tense East Asia in April with stops in Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea."
Obama does not plan to visit China either on his Asia Tour in late April.
As reported by Channel NewsAsia, "Obama's visits to Manila and Kuala Lumpur are intended to make up for his no-show when he cancelled a previous Asia tour in October amid domestic political strife in Washington."
Prime Minsiter Shinzo Abe of Japan is hoping that Obama will accompany him on a visit to the Yasakuni War Shrine, which pays tribute to World War II Japanese war criminals.
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