Biden to welcome Kishida and Japan’s historic military reforms at White House

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By Jeff Mason and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the White House on Friday and is expected to hail what Washington sees as historic plans by Tokyo for a major military buildup in the face of shared concerns about China. Kishida met Vice President Kamala Harris ahead of his meeting with Biden. Harris said the U.S.-Japan relationship is “ironclad” and that the two sides would sign an agreement on space cooperation later in the day. Kishisa said topics for his Washington talks included the U.S.-Japan alliance as we…

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