Biden promised US dedication to defending Senkaku islands -Japan PM Kishida

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TOKYO, Oct 5 (Reuters) – New Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida mentioned on Tuesday that he acquired a “strong” message from U.S. President Joe Biden in regards to the United States’ dedication to defending the disputed East China Sea islets referred to as the Senkaku in Japan.

In telephone talks on Tuesday morning that lasted roughly 20 minutes, the allies additionally confirmed their cooperation in direction of reaching a free and open Indo-Pacific, Kishida informed reporters on the prime minister’s official residence.

Japan has grow to be more and more involved about Chinese exercise within the East China Sea, together with incursions into waters across the disputed islands, referred to as the Diaoyu in China.

Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

A Japan Coast Guard boat (front) and vessel sail as Uotsuri island, one of the disputed islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, is pictured in the background, in the East China Sea August 18, 2013. REUTERS/Ruairidh Villar