China constantly coerces Japan and Philippines, US envoy to Japan Emanuel says

By Thomson Reuters Apr 8, 2024 | 9:55 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China constantly uses coercion and pressures other countries, including Japan and the Philippines, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said on Monday.

Emanuel made the remark at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event in Washington days before U.S. President Joe Biden hosts Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr for a summit.

Japan’s ambassador to the U.S. Yamada Shigeo told the event that Biden and Kishida would discuss cooperation in space, energy, and emerging technologies like AI quantum computing.

(Reporting by David Brunnstrom and Michael Martina, Editing by Franklin Paul)