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Japan's Kato: Will closely communicate with U.S. for peace, prosperity in Indo-Pacific region

FILE PHOTO: Japan's new Chief of Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato announces new cabinet members at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s top government spokesman said on Monday that the country wanted to communicate closely with the United States to exercise leadership of both nations for peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato also said that Japan would actively work on climate change issues in cooperation with the United States.

Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Kim Coghill

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