Biden tells Kishida U.S. strongly supports defense of Japan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the White House on Friday and told him that the United States strongly supports the defense of Japan.

In their Oval Office meeting, Biden also thanked Kishida for strong leadership in working closely on technology and economic issues.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Writing by David Brunnstrom)