Japan's Prime Minister Shizo Abe fills the glass of U.S. President Barak Obama during a dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro sushi restaurant in Tokyo's Ginza district, April 23, 2014. REUTERS
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U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday apologized to Tokyo after WikiLeaks claimed Washington had spied on Japanese politicians, a government spokesman said Wednesday.Obama held a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wednesday morning, spokesman Yoshihide Suga said, adding that the pair agreed to work together on global economic issues in the wake of a stock market meltdown sparked by fears over China."President Obama said he was very sorry ... as the case caused a big debate in Japan," Suga told a regular news conference, without confirming the spying claims.He added that Abe reiterated his "serious concern" over the case.
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