Japan Wants to Stay Close to South Korea: Official Request to U.S.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has expressed his hope that trilateral strategic cooperation between Japan, the United States, and South Korea will be further strengthened. The comments come ahead of a summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden at Camp David later this month.

First solo summit between the three leaders

The summit between Biden, Kishida, and South Korean President Yun Suk-yol, scheduled for August 18, will be the first solo meeting between the leaders of Japan, the United States, and South Korea. The talks are a stand-alone event not associated with any international conference.

Signs of a thawing relationship between Tokyo and Seoul

The summit reflects the growing ties between Japan and South Korea. The two governments have been working to resolve long-standing conflicts over history. The United States is also hoping to ramp up its efforts in the Indo-Pacific region.

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