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U.S. and Japan Pledge to Advance Democratic Values
President Biden welcomed Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan to the White House, where they pledged to work together to counter authoritarianism and advance “shared democratic norms.”
Japan and the United States are two strong democracies in the region, and we’re committed, we’re committed to defending and advancing our shared values, including human rights and the rule of law. Secondly, Japan and the United States are both deeply invested in innovation and looking to the future. That includes making sure we invest in and protect the technologies that will maintain and sharpen our competitive edge. And those technologies are governed by shared democratic norms that we both share, norms set by democracies, not by autocracies.
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