NOI, Japan prepping statement to ‘deter’ China action in Indo-Pacific region: rapporto

According to the Nikkei newspaper, the statement is being worked on ahead of Il presidente Biden Maggio 23 summit with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

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It will reportedly focus on China’s activities in the Indo-Pacific Region, outlining a politica of keeping Japanunder the U.S. nucleare umbrellaand confirming the launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF).

The Nikkei said the language of the statement would be strengthened from last year, with the nations saying they would cooperate to “rispondere” se necessario.

President Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida walk from a meeting to the G7 family photo at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgio, marzo 24, 2022.

President Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida walk from a meeting to the G7 family photo at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgio, marzo 24, 2022. (Doug Mills/Pool via REUTERS)

In particolare, all'inizio di questo mese, Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki said Japan should focus more on peaceful diplomacy with China, instead of military deterrence.

He also urged that the burden on Okinawa of hosting a majority of American troops in Japan be reduced.

There is some concern in the prefecture – with its presence of U.S. military personnel – regarding rising tensions due to China’s military actions.

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There is also the worry that Russia’s invasion of Ucraina might embolden Beijing, e Corea del nord, which recently launched three ballistic missili toward the Sea of Japan.

The publication added that the U.S. would again call for the denuclearization of North Korea.

Biden is also traveling to Corea del Sud, his first Asia trip since taking office last year, where he will meet with newly elected President Yoon Suk Yeol.

Biden will also meet with the so-called Quad — which also includes Australia, Japan and India — as they aim to forge stronger partnerships to contain China in the Indo-Pacific.

All'inizio di questo mese, Biden hosted the first-ever Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit to be held in Washington.

In Aprile, sei Stati Uniti. legislatori, compreso Sen. Lindsey Graham, and Kishida reaffirmed their commitment to working together. Il visita followed an earlier stop in Taiwan, where the group met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen.

Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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