Biden in Japan for Economic Talks, New US-Asia Trade Deal
U.S. President Joe Biden has arrived in Japan on the second leg of his first trip to Asia as president.
Biden will have a busy two days. On Monday, he is set to meet with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Emperor Naruhito, as well as promote a U.S.-led, multination trade initiative. On Tuesday, he will join the Indian, Australian and Japanese leaders for a summit of the Quad group.
Biden landed at Yokota Air Base outside Tokyo after spending two days in South Korea, a trip underlining U.S. economic commitment to the region. U.S. officials could only speculate whether North Korea might test a nuclear-capable missile or bomb while the U.S. leader visits the region after ignoring Washington’s attempt at outreach.
North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un did not detonate a test while Biden was in neighboring South Korea, but U.S. officials remain in the dark on what yet might happen.