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Biden Welcomes Japan PM for State Visit With Eye on China

U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden welcome Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his spouse Yuko Kishida at the South Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 9, 2024. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP

By Danny KEMP

U.S. President Joe Biden welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to the White House on Tuesday, kicking off a state visit that included a major upgrade in defense ties against a resurgent China.

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