Meeting Between Biden, Kishida to Focus on Boosting Security Cooperation

Posted on AllSides January 13th, 2023
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President Biden will meet at the White House on Friday with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida as the U.S. and Japan increase security cooperation to counter China’s military buildup.

U.S. officials said the meeting between the two leaders will follow up on meetings in Washington earlier this week between Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and their Japanese counterparts. Following that meeting, the two countries announced plans to protect Japanese satellites, equip Tokyo with long-range missiles and upgrade U.S. Marine forces in the country. 

Mr. Kishida’s priority in Washington will be touting the defense plan he released...

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