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Biden and Suga bond built on more than just countering China

Both leaders pressed to score quick policy victories before crucial votes

U.S. President Joe Biden, right, makes a friendly gesture toward Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga following their joint news conference in the White House in mid-April.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- U.S. President Joe Biden gently put his hand on Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's back as the two leaders left the Rose Garden at the White House after a joint news conference in mid-April. Biden made the gesture as if to show his appreciation for Suga's visit to Washington, despite the ongoing pandemic and his Asian counterpart's relative lack of experience in foreign diplomacy.

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