Nikkei wrote that Foreign Minister Motegi told reporters on Tuesday that he will hold quadrilateral talks with his counterparts from the United States, Australia, and India in Tokyo on Oct. 6. The paper speculated that the foreign ministers of the four nations will discuss strengthened cooperation toward the vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific and response to China.
Yomiuri and Mainichi wrote that MOFA made an official announcement on the quad foreign ministerial in Tokyo on Oct. 6. The papers added that arrangements are also underway for Prime Minister Suga to hold talks with Secretary of State Pompeo. Noting that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang is also planning to visit Tokyo in mid-October or later, Mainichi speculated that the Suga administration will take a two-pronged approach of strengthening cooperation with the United States, Australia, and India while continuing to engage in dialogue with China.