Biden embarks on big diplo­ma­cy week as Japan­ese PM arrives in DC

Biden embarks on big diplomacy week as Japanese PM arrives in DC

Lead­ers from Japan and the Philip­pines will be meet­ing with Pres­i­dent Joe Biden this week, but it’s anoth­er coun­try that will be on everyone’s mind.
The pres­i­dent is host­ing a state vis­it with Japan Prime Min­is­ter Fumio Kishi­da and his wife, com­plete with a state din­ner and var­i­ous diplo­mat­ic events. Yet the more seri­ous dis­cus­sions will like­ly cen­ter on com­bat­ting the influ­ence of Chi­na.
“The U.S. has been striv­ing for greater region­al coor­di­na­tion against the grow­ing Chi­nese threat, and the lead­ers will like­ly agree to joint tri­lat­er­al naval patrols in the South Chi­na Sea,” said Her­itage Foun­da­tion senior research fel­low Bruce Klingn­er. He added that “secu­ri­ty issues will fea­ture promi­nent­ly dur­ing Kishida’s vis­it.”
Thursday’s sched­ule of events includes a meetin …