Prime Minister Kishida will hold a Japan-US summit meeting with US President Joe Biden, who is visiting Japan on the 23rd.

In addition to confirming close cooperation over the situation in Ukraine, it is expected to confirm the policy of strengthening the deterrence and coping power of both Japan and the United States, with China and other countries strengthening supremacy.

Prime Minister Kishida will hold a Japan-US summit meeting with US President Joe Biden, who is visiting Japan for the first time since taking office, at the Guest House in Minato-ku, Tokyo on the 23rd.



At the meeting, the two leaders are expected to exchange views on the situation in Ukraine and confirm the policy of continuing to unite in the G7 = seven major countries, strict sanctions on Russia and continued support for Ukraine.



In addition, based on the recognition that the international order based on the rule of law is being challenged, such as Russia's military invasion and China's supremacy, they agreed to make the Japan-US alliance even more unwavering, such as China. It is expected to confirm the policy of strengthening the deterrence and coping power of both Japan and the United States in order to strengthen the security of the region with this in mind.



Then, Prime Minister Kishida expressed his intention to drastically strengthen the defense force based on the LDP's proposal to possess "counterattack capability" to deal with ballistic missiles and to increase defense costs, and also with the US nuclear force. I would like to confirm the strengthening of "extended deterrence" that protects Japan by the deterrence of normal forces.



In addition, it is expected to confirm the policy of close cooperation between Japan and the United States and the three countries including South Korea over the response to North Korea, which is strengthening the development of nuclear and missile technologies.



In addition, we will confirm the stable supply of energy in response to the situation in Ukraine, secure the semiconductors that are in short supply worldwide, and strengthen cooperation for research and development, and also take measures against new corona including vaccines. And, ▽ It seems that we will exchange opinions on climate change measures.



During his stay in Japan, President Biden is expected to announce the start of talks to launch the IPEF = (Ipef) Indo-Pacific economic framework with China in mind, and Prime Minister Kishida will announce his intention to participate. We are making adjustments at.

Will Biden announce the start of IPEF talks?

US President Joe Biden, who is visiting Japan for the first time since taking office, will hold a summit meeting with Prime Minister Kishida on the 23rd, and will also start discussions for the launch of a new economic cooperation IPEF = Indo-Pacific economic framework that he advocates. The outlook is to reiterate its focus on the Indo-Pacific region with China in mind, which is the biggest diplomatic issue.



US President Joe Biden, who has been visiting Asia for the first time since his inauguration, arrived at the US military Yokota Air Base in Tokyo on the 22nd from his first visit, South Korea.



President Biden wants to confirm cooperation in various fields such as security and economic security with allies and Japan, with China in mind, which will strengthen supremacy-oriented actions at the summit meeting with Prime Minister Kishida on the 23rd. The White House said in a statement about the meeting that it would "promote a common initiative for a free and open Indo-Pacific."



In the afternoon, he also announced the start of discussions for the launch of a new economic partnership IPEF = Indo-Pacific economic framework that he advocates, and is expected to reemphasize his stance of deepening his involvement in the Indo-Pacific region with China in mind. ..



Japan and South Korea are coordinating with the IPEF to convey their intention to participate, but the White House's aide to President Sullivan, who is in charge of security policy, said on the 22nd that Taiwan will not be included.



It seems to be a consideration to make it easier for Southeast Asian countries that do not want to stimulate China to participate, and it is a form that prioritizes the launch by more countries.

Taiwan "I regret not being a member at the time of inauguration"

Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced comments on the night of the 22nd after US National Security Adviser Sullivan revealed that Taiwan was not included in the IPEF.



In this, "It is regrettable that Taiwan was not included in the members at the time of the inauguration of IPEF. Taiwan plays an important role in the global supply chain, it definitely fits the eligibility for IPEF, and continues to actively participate. Aim for ".



Regarding IPEF, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has shown an early willingness to participate.

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