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Biden's Asia policy

Biden and Suga to note Taiwan Strait in April joint statement

East Asia power shift toward China prompts first such mention since 1969

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, left, is expected to visit Washington in April for a summit with President Joe Biden. (Source photos by Taro Yokosawa and AP)

TOKYO -- Japan and the U.S. plan to affirm the importance of stability in the Taiwan Strait when Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga visits Washington next month for a summit with President Joe Biden, Nikkei has learned.

The two sides are in discussions to include the passage on Taiwan in a joint statement after the summit. Both countries also intend to take a unified stance opposing China's new law empowering the coast guard.

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