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US fully committed to Japan's defence: Biden hails 'good friend' Kishida

President Joe Biden assured his "good friend" Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan on Monday that the United States is fully committed to Japan's defence

Biden was greeted with a military honour guard that played the anthems of the US and Japan under a bright blue sky. (Photo: Reuters)
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Biden was greeted with a military honour guard that played the anthems of the US and Japan under a bright blue sky. (Photo: Reuters)

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President Joe Biden assured his "good friend" Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan on Monday that the United States is fully committed to Japan's defence, amid simmering tension with China and the ramifications of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The cornerstone of Biden's visit, which includes meetings with the leaders of Japan, India and Australia, in the "Quad" group, will be the launch of an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, a broad plan providing an economic pillar for U.S. engagement with Asia.

"The U.S.-Japan alliance has long been the cornerstone of peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific, and the United States remains fully

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First Published: May 23 2022 | 10:42 AM IST

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