It was Biden's first in-person summit with a foreign leader since taking office.
"We committed to working together to take on the challenges from China and on issues like the East China Sea, the South China Sea, as well as North Korea, to ensure a future of a free and open Indo-Pacific," Biden told a press conference, listing areas that have become the focus of growing regional tension.
Suga made a break from past Japanese leaders by openly commenting on China, saying he and Biden held "serious talks on China's influence over the peace and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific."
"We oppose any attempt to change the status quo by force or coercion," Japan's prime minister added.
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