Biden, Kishida Send Message That ‘US–Japan Alliance Is Now a Global Alliance’: Analyst

Evelyn Li
By Evelyn Li
April 11, 2024NTD Good Morning

President Joe Biden hosted Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on his state visit Wednesday, and announced a ramped-up level of defense and intelligence cooperation with America’s key Indo-Pacific ally.

The state visit included an array of practical measures such as announcements on defense pacts, as well as symbolic gestures in the form of cherry blossoms and a state dinner. What was the political message that President Biden and Mr. Kishida were sending, and how are China and Taiwan viewing this?

NTD spoke to Riley Walters, an expert on East-Asian political affairs at the Hudson Institute, who gave his analysis of the upgraded relationship.

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