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Kishida weighs attending Asian security conference in Singapore

Japan PM aims to confirm unity at Shangri-La Dialogue, with eyes on Russia, China

Prime Minister Kishida enters the Prime Minister's Office after returning from a visit to Southeast Asia and Europe on May 6. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is considering attending the Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual Asian security conference to be held in Singapore in June, Nikkei has learned.

Kishida plans to call for countries to cooperate in dealing with Russia, which recently invaded Ukraine, and China, which is strengthening its maritime expansion in the East and South China Seas.

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