据日经新闻报道, the statement is being worked on ahead of 拜登总统的 可能 23 与日本首相岸田文雄会晤.
It will reportedly focus on China’s activities in the Indo-Pacific Region, outlining a 政策 of keeping Japan “under the U.S. 核 umbrella” and 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 “响应” 如果有必要.
尤其, 本月初, Okinawa 政府. 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.
The publication added that the U.S. would again call for the denuclearization of North Korea.
Biden is also traveling to 南韩, 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.
本月初, Biden hosted the first-ever Association of Southeast Asian Nations (东盟) summit to be held in Washington.
在四月份, six U.S. 立法者, including Sen. 林赛·格雷厄姆（Lindsey Graham）, and Kishida reaffirmed their commitment to working together. 的 访问 followed an earlier stop in 台湾, where the group met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen.
Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.