Japan to look into summit meet with China – Nikkei quotes Japan minister

By Thomson Reuters Aug 19, 2022 | 5:37 AM

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will look into holding a summit meeting between Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Nikkei business daily quoted Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi as saying in an interview on Friday.

Sino-Japanese ties have long been plagued with a territorial dispute over a group of tiny uninhabited East China Sea islets, legacy of Japan’s wartime aggression and regional rivalry.

The meeting could take a form of in-person talks or telephone conversation, but it will more likely be an online conference sometime this fall, the Nikkei said.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Toby Chopra)