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Obama to visit Japan as his foreign policy takes harsh criticism

President Obama will visit Japan soon and must convince the Japanese government to sign onto the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Also, former President Jimmy Carter made news with a harsh public critique of Obama’s foreign policy philosophy. And Secretary of State, John Kerry, was on the defensive before the U.S. Senate last week and took blame for Obama’s foreign policy missteps. Security expert, Steve Clemons, is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic, editor of Atlantic Live and the blog, Washington Note. He's also founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation. Clemons specializes in Japan history and policy and joins us to talk about Japans hesitance about the TPP and its contentious decision, three years after the Fukushima disaster, to restart its nuclear energy program. He’ll also critique Obama foreign policy. PHOTO: A worker in a protective suit and a mask looks at tanks, under construction, to store radioactive water, in the J1 area at the Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan, Monday, March 10, 2014.

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