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Kishida expresses resolve to achieve free and open Indo-Pacific with President Biden  

Saturday evening’s Nikkei wrote that Prime Minister Kishida stated in a video message shown at the annual Mount Fuji Dialogue held in Tokyo on Saturday that he will strategically promote the realization of a free and open Indo-Pacific in cooperation with President Biden and will elevate the U.S.-Japan alliance to a higher level. Kishida also said the world is facing many challenges, including an increasingly harsh regional security environment; events that threaten universal values such as freedom, democracy, and human rights; and global issues such as climate change and the novel coronavirus.  

 

In a video message for the same conference, Foreign Minister Motegi reportedly said it is important for the United States to be engaged in creating a regional economic order, including by returning to the negotiating table for the TPP. LDP Secretary General Amari also said in a video message that Japan needs to develop strategies to prevent technology outflow to foreign countries and that he is calling on companies to have board members in charge of economic security.  

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