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US, Japan prepping statement to ‘deter' China action in Indo-Pacific region: report

Added 05-17-22 11:43:02am EST - “U.S. and Japanese leaders are reportedly preparing a statement that pledges the nations will come together to "deter" China's action in the Indo-Pacific region.” - Foxnews.com

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The U.S. and Japan are reportedly preparing a statement promising the two countries will partner to "deter" China. 

According to the Nikkei newspaper, the statement is being worked on ahead of President Biden's May 23 summit with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

It will reportedly focus on China's activities in the Indo-Pacific Region, outlining a policy of keeping Japan "under the U.S. nuclear umbrella" and confirming the launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF).

The Nikkei said the language of the statement would be strengthened from last year, with the nations saying they would cooperate to "respond" if necessary.

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