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Indo-Pacific

US emboldens Suga in hope for stable Indo-Pacific partner

Biden's focus on Japan reflects high hopes for contribution to region's security

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during the virtual summit of the leaders of the U.S., Japan, India and Australia, a group known as “the Quad", at his official residence in Tokyo on March 12.   © AP

NEW YORK/TOKYO -- U.S. President Joe Biden has chosen Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga as the first foreign leader to visit to the White House in his term. The trip is expected to be in the first half of April, after Suga and his entire delegation receive two shots -- three weeks apart -- of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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