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Suga's national security adviser headed to Washington next week

Two sides to reaffirm strength of alliance under new prime minister

Japan's national security adviser, Shigeru Kitamura, left, will meet with American counterpart Robert O'Brien on Sept. 24. (Kitamura photo by Nikkei; O'Brien photo by Reuters)

TOKYO -- Japan's national security adviser will visit the U.S. next week, carrying the message that the bilateral alliance remains the cornerstone of the Tokyo's foreign policy and national security under the new Suga government.

Shigeru Kitamura plans to meet with American counterpart Robert O'Brien that Thursday.

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