Biden calls ally Japan ‘xenophobic’ together with China, Russia and India | EUROtoday

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President Biden known as Japan a “xenophobic” nation throughout a marketing campaign occasion Wednesday night, placing the U.S. ally in a gaggle with authoritarian rivals comparable to China and Russia and suggesting {that a} lack of immigration could also be why the nations have been “stalling so badly economically.”

The remarks, broadly reported Thursday within the Japanese press, got here lower than a month after Biden hosted Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for a high-profile state go to to cement their alliance. The president additionally recommended that India, one other nation that companions with the United States on safety measures, was petrified of foreigners in his remarks.