All national dailies wrote from Washington over the weekend that Kurt Campbell, National Security Council Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific, said on Friday at an online event of the Washington-based think tank U.S. Institute of Peace that Japan has agreed to host a meeting of the leaders of the Quad group comprising the United States, Japan, Australia, and India in 2022. Yomiuri wrote on Sunday that President Biden will likely make his first visit to Japan since taking office to participate in the Quad summit that the GOJ is hoping to host next spring. Prime Minister Kishida reportedly told the press on Saturday: “No decision has been made yet on when and where the second Quad summit will be held. We will discuss the details from now.”
Yomiuri wrote on Saturday that Campbell said the Quad is an “informal gathering” that is not seeking to become a NATO-like group. He also said AUKUS is an open structure that will welcome other participants from Asia and Europe in the future.