The leaders of the U.S. and Japan agreed to cooperate closely on issues regarding China and North Korea during their summit in Washington.
In a joint press conference, U.S. President Joe Biden said the two allies are committed to working together on those issues to ensure a "future of a free and open Indo-Pacific."
Biden also stressed the importance of cooperation on 5G networks, semiconductors, AI, and more.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called for trilateral cooperation with South Korea regarding North Korea, adding he is prepared to meet the regime's leader Kim Jong-un without conditions to resolve the abduction issue.
He added Tokyo will firmly raise its voice on human rights issues in Myanmar, Xinjiang, Uighur, and Hong Kong.