Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will be the first foreign politician to personally meet US President Joe Biden. He will visit Washington on April 16. The visit was announced earlier, but no specific date was given.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kaito said that Suga would be the first foreign leader to meet Biden after he took office. Kaito said the visit is a testament to how important America is to Japan. He said the visit not only reflects the strong ties between the two countries but also reflects Tokyo’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific region. Japanese media, including the Nikkei News Paper, said that Suga’s visit was delayed at Washington’s request.