Asia Reacts to...

The Asia Reacts to... series highlighted how various Asian media are reacting to US politics, policy, and major events. Explore the collated sources below to gauge the complexities of the US-Asia relationship as seen from Asia.

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Expectations Ahead of President Barack Obama's Visit to Hiroshima - Japan

JAPAN

Buzzfeed's Japan branch interviews Japanese residents and visitors in Hiroshima about what they want to tell President Obama as he prepares to visit Hiroshima.

"I want him to face our displays [depicting the destruction of the…

Expectations Ahead of President Barack Obama's Visit to Hiroshima - North Korea

NORTH KOREA

"Even if Obama visits the damaged city, he cannot hide his identity as a nuclear war fanatic and nuclear weapons proliferator." - Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), state news agency of North Korea

North Korea's official newspaper calls visit a means of hiding "the real nature [of the United States] as a nuclear criminal."

President Barack Obama's First Visit to Vietnam - Thailand

From May 23 to 25, 2016 President Barack Obama took his first trip to Vietnam. During his trip, President Obama, alongside Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, eliminated the remainder of the arms embargo placed on Vietnam following the end of the Vietnam War 41 years ago (the ban had been partially lifted in 2014 but several components remained) and the normalization of US - Vietnam diplomatic ties in 1995. THAILAND

President Barack Obama's First Visit to Vietnam - Japan

From May 23 to 25, 2016 President Barack Obama took his first trip to Vietnam. During his trip, President Obama, alongside Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, eliminated the remainder of the arms embargo placed on Vietnam following the end of the Vietnam War 41 years ago (the ban had been partially lifted in 2014 but several components remained) and the normalization of US - Vietnam diplomatic ties in 1995. JAPAN

President Barack Obama's First Visit to Vietnam - India

From May 23 to 25, 2016 President Barack Obama took his first trip to Vietnam. During his trip, President Obama, alongside Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, eliminated the remainder of the arms embargo placed on Vietnam following the end of the Vietnam War 41 years ago (the ban had been partially lifted in 2014 but several components remained) and the normalization of US - Vietnam diplomatic ties in 1995. INDIA

President Barack Obama's First Visit to Vietnam - China

From May 23 to 25, 2016 President Barack Obama took his first trip to Vietnam. During his trip, President Obama, alongside Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, eliminated the remainder of the arms embargo placed on Vietnam following the end of the Vietnam War 41 years ago (the ban had been partially lifted in 2014 but several components remained) and the normalization of US - Vietnam diplomatic ties in 1995. CHINA

Reactions to the Likely Nomination of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - North Korea

NORTH KOREA

"In the lengthy column, Trump is described as a 'wise politician and presidential candidate with foresight' for his comments about the U.S. potentially withdrawing its troops from South Korea if Seoul doesn't bear the costs."

"It is up to…

Reactions to the Likely Nomination of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - Pan-Asian Views

PAN-ASIAN VIEWS

Interviews with citizens of Tokyo, Japan, Beijing, China, and New Dehli, India on their impressions of the presidential candidates and the future of bilateral relations with the United States.

Experts from…

Reactions to the Likely Nomination of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - Indonesia

INDONESIA

Any country, especially big countries, seen making policies about 'radicalism' or discrimination according to religion will be a bad issue. [...] Of course there will be an impact, not for Indonesia, but for his business [Trump's involvement in resorts in Indonesia]." - Jusuf Kalla, Vice President of Indonesia

Reactions to the Likely Nomination of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - Malaysia

MALAYSIA

"For me, it is not so much about his [Donald Trump's] policies, but more about the people that emerged from this whole mess. Now, it is perfectly okay to declare your love for Trump, while at the same time implying that you support all of his xenophobic claims. That to me is much more worrying than Trump himself." - Farhana Hasni, currently living in Fullerton, California

Reactions to the Likely Nomination of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - South Korea

SOUTH KOREA

English language television news station profiles the scenarios facing South Korea depending on who is elected the next President of the United States.

"A military alliance is a scared affair that requires the sacrifice of thousands of lives as partners strive to fulfill the promise…

Reactions to the Likely Nomination of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - India

INDIA

"The feedback, from talking to American politicians and Indian diaspora, was unanimous. That Trump, despite the upswing in India-US relations during the Republican administration of George W Bush from 2000 to 2008, cannot be supported because of his anti-immigration stance and xenophobic statements."

"India…