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Kishida To Tell Biden About Defence Spending Boost, Quad Members Discuss Tech Security

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Japan Prime Minister Kishida is set to convey to U.S. President Biden his intention to boost Japan's defence spending, Yomiuri Shimbun reports.

  • Sources told the newspaper that Kishida will refrain from naming specific figures due to resistance from coalition partner Komeito, but will inform the POTUS of Tokyo's plan to strongly reinforce defence capabilities amid China's growing assertiveness in the region.
  • In a separate report, Yomiuri circulated details from a draft statement on technology cooperation between Quad members - Japan, Australia, India and the U.S. The report notes that the alliance wants to lead the construction of semiconductor supply chains that would not depend on China.
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Japan Prime Minister Kishida is set to convey to U.S. President Biden his intention to boost Japan's defence spending, Yomiuri Shimbun reports.

  • Sources told the newspaper that Kishida will refrain from naming specific figures due to resistance from coalition partner Komeito, but will inform the POTUS of Tokyo's plan to strongly reinforce defence capabilities amid China's growing assertiveness in the region.
  • In a separate report, Yomiuri circulated details from a draft statement on technology cooperation between Quad members - Japan, Australia, India and the U.S. The report notes that the alliance wants to lead the construction of semiconductor supply chains that would not depend on China.