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Biden's Asia policy

Biden and Suga reaffirm US commitment on Senkakus

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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, left, spoke with new U.S. President Joe Biden for the first time by phone early on Jan. 28 Japan time. (Source photos by AP and Kyodo)

NEW YORK/TOKYO -- President Joe Biden expressed the United States' resolute dedication to Japan's defense, including that of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, in a phone call with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, the White House said Wednesday local time.

The leaders spoke for about 30 minutes in their first phone conference since Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20.

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