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U.S. President Barack Obama attends a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka guesthouse in Tokyo

Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan on tour of Asia allies

Reuters By Mark Felsenthal and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama assured ally Japan on Thursday that Washington was committed to its defence, including of tiny isles at the heart of a row with China, but denied he had drawn any new "red line" and urged peaceful dialogue over the islands. His comments drew a swift response from China, which said the disputed islets were Chi…