The United States is and always will be a Pacific nation.
President Obama in Japan, April 24, 2014
Follow President Obama’s trip to Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The President’s fifth trip to Asia during his time in office will underscore a continued focus on the Asia-Pacific region and commitment to his vision of rebalancing to the world’s largest emerging region. Follow @WhiteHouse and go to WhiteHouse.gov for the latest information.

Follow President Obama’s trip to Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The President’s fifth trip to Asia during his time in office will underscore a continued focus on the Asia-Pacific region and commitment to his vision of rebalancing to the world’s largest emerging region. Follow @WhiteHouse and go to WhiteHouse.gov for the latest information.

A street view of Tokyo Tower, which is lit up in red, white and blue in honor of President Obama’s trip to Japan.

A street view of Tokyo Tower, which is lit up in red, white and blue in honor of President Obama’s trip to Japan.

President Obama is currently in Japan, the first stop of his four country Asia trip. Follow his travel here and check our more photos on Flickr!

President Obama is currently in Japan, the first stop of his four country Asia trip. Follow his travel here and check our more photos on Flickr!

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A moment of silence to honor the victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing.

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A moment of silence to honor the victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing.

President Obama was in Belgium yesterday on the 2nd leg of his 5-country trip, where he visited Flanders Field Cemetery, the final resting place for some of the American servicemen who gave their lives during World War I. Check out the wrap-up of day 3 of his trip on the White House Blog.

President Obama was in Belgium yesterday on the 2nd leg of his 5-country trip, where he visited Flanders Field Cemetery, the final resting place for some of the American servicemen who gave their lives during World War I. Check out the wrap-up of day 3 of his trip on the White House Blog.

With time, so long as we remain united, the Russian people will recognize that they cannot achieve security, prosperity and the status that they seek through brute force.
President Obama on the situation in Ukraine, March 26, 2014
The future of Ukraine must be decided by the people of Ukraine. That means Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected, and international law must be upheld.
President Barack Obama, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! On Friday, March 14, President Barack Obama traveled with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to the U.S. Capitol Building for the annual Friends of Ireland Luncheon, where they joined Vice President Joe Biden and top congressional leaders, enjoyed a bit of Irish folk music, and even partook in some rounds of singing.