President Barack Obama has reaffirmed U.S. support for the people of Japan as they continue to recover from the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the island nation.
The pledge came Tuesday night as Obama spoke by phone with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan following a whirlwind day in New York.
According to a statement released by the White House, the president and prime minister reiterated the importance of close cooperation during Japan's ongoing nuclear emergency.
Obama telephoned Kan from Air Force One. The president's visit to New York included the dedication of the U.S. mission building to the United Nations, a visit to a science and engineering fair, interviews with network anchors, and two political appearances in Harlem.