President Biden will soon meet with Japanese Prime Minister
receiving his first visit in office by a foreign leader, a Japanese government spokesman said.
said Mr. Suga would visit Washington in the first half of April, with the exact dates to be decided later.
On Friday morning, Mr. Biden is expected to speak virtually with leaders of Japan, India and Australia. The group, known as the Quad, is a strategic alliance focused on addressing mutual concerns over China.
Mr. Suga was elected Japan’s prime minister in September, succeeding
who resigned because of poor health.
China was a focus of the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign. Mr. Biden adopted a tough stance toward China, picking up on some policies of former President
who increased pressure on Beijing later in his term, particularly as the pandemic crippled the U.S. economy.
Later next week, Secretary of State
and national security adviser
will meet with Chinese counterparts in Alaska, following a U.S. delegation trip to Japan and South Korea. The U.S. said it would discuss trade, technology issues and human rights.
—Peter Landers contributed to this article.
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