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Prime Minister Kishida vows to expand ties with US at White House dinner | NHK WORLD-JAPAN


Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has vowed to expand ties with the United States in a speech at a dinner after his summit with US President Joe Biden.

Kishida, who is on an official visit to the US, attended the state dinner at the White House hosted by the President and First Lady on Wednesday.

Government officials and business leaders from both countries were invited to the event.

Japanese pop duo YOASOBI and actor Robert De Niro were also among the guests.

Speaking in English, Kishida said he was speechless in front of such a huge number of prominent American and Japanese guests, and that his wife, Yuko, told him it was hard to tell who the guest of honor was.

He added he was relieved when he was led to a seat next to President Biden.

Kishida went on to say that we are now at a turning point in history. He expressed his determination to take “this unshakeable Japan-US relationship” to even greater heights and hand it on to the next generation.

Biden said: “Today without question, our alliance is literally stronger than it has ever been. Tonight, we pledge to keep going.”



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