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Japan PM to unveil boost in defense spending at Biden summit -TV Asahi – Metro US

Japan PM to unveil boost in defense spending at Biden summit -TV Asahi

FILE PHOTO: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks to the
FILE PHOTO: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks to the media in Rome

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is expected to announce an increase in defense spending at a summit next week with U.S. President Joe Biden, TV Asahi said on Friday.

Without identifying sources, the broadcaster said reaffirming the U.S.-Japan alliance to counter China was among the top agenda items for the summit.

(Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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