White House meeting with PM Suga sends signal of tight US-Japan Alliance

US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will meet in person on Friday (April 16).
US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will meet in person on Friday (April 16).PHOTOS: EPA-EFE, REUTERS

WASHINGTON - That Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will on Friday (April 16) be the first foreign leader to visit the White House in person and meet President Joe Biden, is not in itself unusual; Japan is the United States' most important ally in Asia.

But this time around the question of China, and specifically tension over Taiwan, and so-called "grey zone" operations, looms large.

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