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Indo-Pacific

U.S., Japan weigh pledge to jointly deter China at Tokyo summit

Biden, Kishida prepare statement that includes allies' response in Indo-Pacific

A joint statement by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and U.S. President Joe Biden to be released during their summit on May 23 will reaffirm the two countries' commitment to deterring China.   © AP

TOKYO -- The Japanese and U.S. governments have begun coordinating on the wording of a joint statement to be released during their summit meeting on Monday in Tokyo, Nikkei has learned. The statement will clearly state a policy of cooperation to "deter and respond to" China's activities in the Indo-Pacific region.

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