A communique issued by the 30-member organization cited "assertive behavior" by Beijing along with its influence "on the rules-based international order."
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The Biden-Suga summit highlighted the two nations' strong ties, but the actual work to upgrade the alliance may require further coordination in areas ranging from Taiwan and rights to trade.
As the first foreign leader to visit his White House, Suga's trip underscored Tokyo's central role in Washington's efforts to counter Beijing's growing assertiveness.
Japan's "very diversified and vibrant economy" is not dependent on revenues from hosting the games, says Kristalina Georgieva.
At the Quad's first-ever summit on Friday, Biden pitched the multilateral forum as "a vital arena" for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, raising hopes for an increased role for the grouping.
The Biden administration's emphasis on alliances and multilateralism as well as democratic values were also underlined in its messaging.
"We will confront China's economic abuses, counter its aggressive coercive action, push back on China's attack on human rights, intellectual property and global governance," Biden said.
Experts warn it may take time to overcome skepticism among allies that Washington can be trusted to honor its international and regional commitments
Over the past few years, U.S.-Japan relations have been tested by the administration of Trump, who has asserted his "America First" agenda.
Abe's longevity enabled him to pursue consistent foreign policies even at the risk of eliciting a strong public backlash, according to observers.