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There is reported to be anxiety among Japan’s senior leadership because Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has been unable to arrange a face-to-face meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington.

That failure may rankle, but it must not be allowed to overshadow the far more substantive signs of health and vigor in the Japan-U.S. relationship. There is much more to celebrate in our partnership than there is to complain about. The Kishida administration will be better served by concentrating on and building upon those positive developments.

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