DeSantis, who is anticipated to declare his candidature for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024 soon, also praised Kishida’s initiatives to increase military spending, which he claimed would benefit the United States.
“We are genuinely concerned about Japan’s future success, and about Japan‘s future success in the United States,” said the Florida Republican to Reuters.
A Courtesy Visit to Japan
Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at his official residence in Tokyo on April 24, 2023, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis pays him a courtesy call. The trip is a component of a four-nation trade tour that will include stops in South Korea, Israel, and Britain.
Before departing for Japan, DeSantis toured the country to promote his “Florida Blueprint” and drum up support for a prospective run for president. After the Florida legislature’s current session concludes, maybe in May or June, his announcement is anticipated.
- Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, was in Japan on Monday to increase military spending
- The trip is a component of a four-nation trade tour.
- Japan revealed a five-year, $315 billion military expansion plan last year.
DeSantis appears to be informed of international issues and prepared to lead on day one of a future administration thanks to his international travel to advance his knowledge of foreign affairs and build relationships with global leaders.
Japan revealed a five-year, $315 billion military expansion plan last year. According to Reuters, the governor of Florida commended the strategy.
Later on Monday, before leaving the nation, DeSantis will have a meeting with Yoshimasa Hayashi, the foreign minister of Japan. If DeSantis decides to run for president, he would face off against several Republicans who have already announced their candidatures, including Sen. Tim Scott, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, and former President Donald Trump.