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Biden's Asia policy

Biden eyes hosting Japan PM Suga as early as April: Axios

Planned meeting not yet final, with later spring date also possible

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, left, and U.S. President Joe Biden (Source photos by Reuters) 

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- U.S. President Joe Biden is planning to host Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at the White House as soon as April, the first in-person foreign leader visit of his presidency, online news outlet Axios reported Sunday.

The upcoming meeting, if realized, will provide a chance for the two countries to showcase their robust alliance amid China's increasing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, including around the Japan-controlled Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.

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