Nov. 13, 2020 — US to Defend Japanese Claims to Senkaku Islands (Various)

Dong-a Ilbo: “U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga had the first phone conversation at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. In this 15-minute conversation, they pushed back against China citing the U.S.-Japan security treaty and relations between South Korea and Japan were not mentioned.”

Kyodo News: “U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday assured Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga that Washington will help defend a group of Japan-administered islets in the East China Sea under a bilateral security treaty.”