Cuba Asks Japan for Help with US

HAVANA TIMES Dec. 7 – Cuba is asking Japan to intercede in its attempt to normalize relations with the United States.  Japanese Foreign Minister Kastuya Okada received the request from her Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez.  The Cuban official is in Japan to commemorate the 80th anniversary of bilateral ties between the Asian and Caribbean nations, reported IPS.

Initial statements from US President Obama hinted at a considerable change in the half-century hostile US policy towards Cuba, but attempts thus far have bogged down with little concrete progress.