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Japan and the European Union said they defend a "free and open Indo-Pacific" against China's military rise in the region, in which the countries aspire to be "more active," representatives of both powers said at a Thursday summit.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and the Presidents of the European Council Charles Michel and of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, sent this message to Beijing in a joint statement after meeting in Tokyo. EFE