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Japan's Suga eyes Philippines and India visit in April-May

Prime Minister to reaffirm cooperation with China's maritime presence in mind

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will decide on a visit to the Philippines and India after weighing the situation with the coronavirus pandemic.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is considering trips to India and the Philippines during Japan's spring holidays, beginning at the end of April, Nikkei has learned.

Suga, who would be meeting India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in person for the first time, hopes to reaffirm cooperation with the two countries, bearing in mind China's growing maritime presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

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