U.S. President Joe Biden will visit Japan from May 22 for talks with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and a summit meeting of "the Quad" group that also involves Australia and India, diplomatic sources said Tuesday.

The meeting that is likely to showcase a deepening of ties between the four major Indo-Pacific democracies that are facing China's growing assertiveness in the region.

The meeting between Kishida and Biden is being arranged for May 23 and the Quad summit the following day, as Biden makes his first visit to Japan since becoming president in January 2021, the sources added.

While Russia's invasion of Ukraine is posing challenges to Biden, his administration has signaled it will not lose sight of the pressure China is putting on Taiwan, a self-ruled island that Beijing views as its own, at the same time as pressing territorial claims in neighboring waters.