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The US and Japan are discussing joint production of weapons and confrontation with China

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr10,2024

The US and Japan discuss joint production of weapons and confrontation with China

US President Joe Biden receives Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Washington. Both a dinner at the White House with the wives and a number of official events are planned, where, as CNN informs, more than 70 issues, in particular, in the military sphere, will be considered.

In particular, it is about the integration of the Japanese and American armed forces and the creation of a “military-industrial council” to assess the possibilities of both countries to jointly produce defensive weapons and cooperation in the field of anti-missile defense between the United States, Australia and Japan.

Other issues that will be considered, covering topics from space to artificial intelligence.

The first-ever summit of the leaders of the USA, Japan and the Philippines will also take place this week, which aims to work on the rapprochement of the Pacific allies against the background of the intensification of China's policy and nuclear provocations by North Korea.

The purpose of the official visit is to strengthen bilateral ties to deter China's aggressive moves in the Pacific region.

54,000 US troops are currently stationed in Japan.

On April 11, Fumio Kishida will address a session of Congress, becoming only the second Japanese premier The Hill edition reminds of the prime minister who was honored with such an honor. According to the newspaper, Tokyo is worried about the future of the country's cooperation with the United States amid the presidential elections this year due to “the possible election of Trump and his disdain for US alliances”.

Sakura diplomacy

< p>During his visit, Kishida plans to announce Japan's commitment to provide new cherry tree seedlings to replace some of the plants that have already become a symbol of Washington, writes CNN.

About 150 old cherry trees will be cut down later this spring Japan first gave trees to Washington at the beginning of the 20th century.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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