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U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel praised Japan and Primer Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday for pledging to bolster the U.S.-Japan alliance by pursuing what Kishida has said would be a major increase in the country’s defense budget, as China continues its assertive moves in the region.

Speaking at a panel discussion with former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, the ambassador also vowed that Washington would remain a “permanent Pacific presence and power” as the Ukraine crisis reverberates across Asia.

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