President Barack Obama with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
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Obama restates support for Japan in island dispute

24 April 2014 Last updated at 15:10 BST

US President Barack Obama has reaffirmed his support for Japan in its row over islands with China, after talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Mr Obama, who is on a four-nation Asia tour, warned against escalation in the dispute and said he wanted to see the row resolved peacefully.

But he confirmed that the islands fell under a security treaty that commits the US to act if Japan is attacked.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.