Biden welcomes Japan's Kishida to the White House

STORY: Kishida is in Washington on the last stop in a tour of the G7 industrial powers and has been seeking to bolster long-standing alliances amid rising concern in Japan about mounting regional security threats from China, North Korea and Russia.

In an Oval Office meeting, Biden called it a "remarkable moment" in the U.S.-Japan alliance and said the two nations had never been closer.

"Let me be crystal clear: the United States is fully, thoroughly, completely committed to the alliance," he said, while also thanking Kishida for strong leadership in working closely on technology and economic issues.