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A personal touch: Japan's hospitality to U.S. leaders reflects ties

Kishida hopes to take Biden to Tokyo restaurant featuring a Japanese garden

The garden at Happo-en, a restaurant and wedding hall in Tokyo. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida plans to entertain U.S. President Joe Biden at the restaurant.   © LightRocket via Getty Images

TOKYO -- With U.S. President Joe Biden arriving in Japan on Sunday, observers are closely watching what kind of welcome mat Prime Minister Fumio Kishida rolls out, not just for the choice of dining venue but the gift that will be presented.

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