US Vice President Kamala Harris and Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meet at the Akasaka Palace ahead of Shinzo Abe’s funeral. Photo: AFP
US Vice President Kamala Harris and Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meet at the Akasaka Palace ahead of Shinzo Abe’s funeral. Photo: AFP
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Kamala Harris calls US-Japan alliance ‘a cornerstone’ for peace, stability and prosperity

  • US Vice-President is in Tokyo to attend funeral of former president Shinzo Abe who forged closer ties with the US at a time of increased concern about China
  • President Kishida Fumio’s decision to hold a state funeral for the late conservative nationalist is controversial, and some oppose honouring him this way

US Vice President Kamala Harris and Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meet at the Akasaka Palace ahead of Shinzo Abe’s funeral. Photo: AFP
US Vice President Kamala Harris and Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meet at the Akasaka Palace ahead of Shinzo Abe’s funeral. Photo: AFP
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