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PM Kishida welcomes President Biden with warm hospitality

All national dailies reported that Prime Minister Kishida welcomed President Biden with the utmost hospitality in order to deepen their personal ties. Mainichi wrote that during the working lunch at the Akasaka Palace, beef and vegetables grown in Kishida’s hometown of Hiroshima were served, while during the informal dinner at a restaurant in Happoen, salmon and chicken, which are among the President’s favorite foods, were served, and the two leaders shared a toast with soda containing lemons from Hiroshima. The President was also treated to matcha served by Kishida’s wife, Yuko. One of the people who attended the dinner reportedly told Yomiuri: “There was a lot of laughter and the two leaders seemed extremely relaxed. The relationship between ‘Fumio and Joe’ has really deepened.”

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