Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga left Tokyo today for a crucial summit on Friday with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House. This is going to be an important get-together, not only because it’s the first time that Biden will host a visiting leader as president but also because the focus of their talks is largely going to fall on China.
Unlike the Trump administration that was intent on confronting China globally, the Biden team is going with an Asia-first strategy that’s anchored in a coalition with Japan, Australia, and India — otherwise known as the “Quad.”
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