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US and Japan schedule Biden-Suga meeting for April 16

Talks in Washington set a week later than expected to 'ensure success'

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, left, and U.S. President Joe Biden. (Source photos by Reuters)

TOKYO -- A planned meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and U.S. President Joe Biden will be held a week later than initially envisioned, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told a news conference on Friday.

The meeting is now scheduled for April 16. The two leaders had intended to meet in Washington on April 9, though this date was not formally set. Suga had said the talks would take place in the first half of April.

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