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US and Philippines step up strategic partnership as China threats loom in South China Sea

Apr. 12, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday reassured the Philippines anew that the U.S. commitment to the country's defense is steadfast amid increasing concerns about provocative Chinese actions in disputed areas of the South China Sea. A day after President Joe Biden...

North Carolina welcomes a historic visitor in Japan's Prime Minister Kishida

Apr. 12, 2024 19:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida cemented economic links and cultural amity with North Carolina on Friday, following up time in Washington during his official U.S. visit by checking up on benchmark Japanese companies building in the ninth-most populous state and meeting...

US Steel shareholders approve takeover by Japan's Nippon Steel opposed by Biden administration

Apr. 12, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — U.S. Steel shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the company's sale to Nippon Steel of Japan for $14.1 billion in cash, voicing unequivocal support for a combination that has drawn opposition from the Biden administration on economic and national security grounds. ...

US, Japan and South Korea hold drills in disputed sea as Biden hosts leaders of Japan, Philippines

Apr. 12, 2024 05:47 AM EDT

ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (AP) — A U.S. carrier strike group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has held a two-day joint exercise with its allies Japan and South Korea as U.S. President Joe Biden met for talks with leaders from Japan and the Philippines at the White House. The military and...

Biden says US support for Philippines, Japan defense 'ironclad' amid growing China provocations

Apr. 11, 2024 19:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that U.S. defense commitment to Pacific allies was “ironclad” as he gathered Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the White House in the midst of growing concern about provocative Chinese...

On eve of Japanese prime minister's visit to North Carolina, Fujifilm announces more jobs there

Apr. 11, 2024 16:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hours before the Japanese prime minister's arrival in North Carolina, a subsidiary of Japan's Fujifilm Corp. announced Thursday plans to expand further a massive biopharmaceutical manufacturing plant in the state, even as the initial phase is not yet complete, promising...

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida addresses Congress amid skepticism about US role abroad

Apr. 11, 2024 16:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida addressed U.S. lawmakers at the Capitol on Thursday, urging them to consider the importance of global commitments at a time of tension in the Asia-Pacific and deep skepticism in Congress about U.S. involvement abroad. Kishida...

Biden says he's considering Australia's request to drop prosecution of Wikileaks founder Assange

Apr. 10, 2024 22:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he is considering a request from Australia to drop the decade-long U.S. push to prosecute Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for publishing a trove of American classified documents. For years, Australia has called on the U.S....

Kishida cracks jokes and invokes 'Star Trek' as he and Biden toast US-Japan alliance at state dinner

Apr. 10, 2024 22:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida cracked jokes and invoked a touchstone of American culture as he quoted from “Star Trek” at Wednesday's state dinner, telling guests at the White House that he hoped the “unshakable relationship” between his country and the U.S....

Biden praises Prime Minister Kishida's leadership and Japan's growing international clout

Apr. 10, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden praised Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's “bold" leadership on a series of global crises as he welcomed the Japanese leader to the White House on Wednesday for wide-ranging talks that touched on the delicate security situation in the Pacific, the war in...