Japan PM Kishida to meet Joe Biden in US before end of month, says report

Kishida and Biden spoke briefly in Glasgow this week on the sidelines of the UN climate summit and the two agreed at the time to meet formally before the end of the year for talks on issues of mutual concern, such as relations with China and maintaining a “free and open Indo-Pacific.”

Kishida has a full schedule at the end of the year, including budget deliberations and taking part in an extraordinary session of parliament likely to convene at the end of November at the earliest, so an ideal time for the visit would be before that, Jiji added.

The United States is a key pillar of Japan’s post-war diplomacy, and most prime ministers visit the United States soon after they take office for talks with the US leader.