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Biden Commends Japan’s Defense Upgrade as Premier Warns on China

  • Allies release statement after leaders meet in Washington
  • Biden reaffirms that two nations’ security goals are aligned
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WATCH: Biden and Kishida talked about defense, China, and chip export restrictions during a summit in Washignton. Jon Herskovitz reports.Source: Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden praised Japan’s unprecedented defense overhaul, while Prime Minister Fumio Kishida underscored “unacceptable” aspects of China’s world view following a summit between the two allies in Washington.

“President Biden commended Japan’s bold leadership in fundamentally reinforcing its defense capabilities and strengthening diplomatic efforts,” the two governments said in a statement. The need for such steps stemmed from “actions inconsistent with the rules-based international order by China” and “provocations by North Korea,” the two leaders added.