Target Asia.

Why did Obama visit Asia?
Any idea…

Well, lessee… How about trade issues? Asia represents the largest market and has the greatest market potential in the world at this particular time. If we would like to slow down trade imbalance and maybe find a few jobs in this country, then getting past trade barriers and promoting American business seems like a reasonably worthy activity - even for a president. There are other issues like currency manipulation, territorial disputes, nuclear proliferation, etc. But getting more business from and greater American penetration into Asian markets would be enough reason for an American president to make the trip.