The following is the gist of a joint statement released Friday after Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and U.S. President Joe Biden held a summit in Washington.
Kishida and Biden:
-- vow to develop Japan's counterstrike capabilities.
-- confirm importance of peace and stability across Taiwan Strait.
-- urge peaceful resolution of China-Taiwan issues.
-- vow to join hands in cybersecurity, space, semiconductor fields.
-- agree to work toward success of G-7 summit in Hiroshima in May.
-- vow to keep imposing sanctions on Russia over war in Ukraine.
-- call on China to report adequate data on COVID-19 pandemic.
-- confirms Senkaku Islands in East China Sea covered by Japan-U.S. security treaty.
-- reaffirms U.S. commitment to resolution of abductions of Japanese nationals by North Korea.