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Suga to face make-or-break moment during Biden summit

Pitfalls abound as Japan's PM travels to Washington for April 16 meeting

TOKYO -- When the leaders of Japan and the U.S. hold a summit in Washington on April 16, the meeting will be seen as a test of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's diplomatic skills, an area that his critics say is a weakness.

Summits between the two countries greatly affected the fate of many governments in postwar Japan. Will Suga, who took office in September and will take part in his first summit as Japan's leader, be able to take the big stage in stride?

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