US President Barack Obama has reiterated his commitment to the defence of Japan and its territories, including the disputed Senkaku islands which are claimed by Japan and China.
During a state visit to Japan, Mr Obama reaffirmed that existing US defence treaties with Japan would be honoured, but urged peaceful dialogue with China over the islands, called Diaoyu in Chinese.
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