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Biden, Japan’s Kishida Push for Closer Ties to Counter China

Posted on AllSides April 10th, 2024
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President Biden huddled with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida as the two leaders sought to strengthen their security ties in the Pacific as a counterweight to China. 

With Biden welcoming Kishida to the White House on Wednesday, the two countries outlined plans to upgrade U.S.-Japanese military cooperation amid concerns about North Korea’s nuclear program and China’s effort to extend its influence across the Pacific.

In a joint news conference, Biden said the two nations were “taking significant steps to strengthen defense security cooperation, are modernizing command and control structures and...

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