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US Vice President Joe Biden renewed Friday the US vow to staunchly defend Japan after days of threats and rhetoric from North Korea, as he met Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso at the White House. 

US Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 16, 2013. Biden renewed Friday the US vow to staunchly defend Japan after days of threats and rhetoric from North Korea, as he met Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso at the White House.

The two men held talks at the White House and also discussed the nascent talks on a region wide Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, Biden's office said.

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