Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks as he and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi (not pictured) deliver a joint statement to the media while they meet at Chigi Palace in Rome, Italy, May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File Photo

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TOKYO, May 20 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is expected to announce an increase in defense spending at a summit next week with U.S. President Joe Biden, TV Asahi said on Friday.

Without identifying sources, the broadcaster said reaffirming the U.S.-Japan alliance to counter China was among the top agenda items for the summit.

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Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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