New Japan PM to Visit China

From AFP:

Japan’s new Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Sunday accepted an invitation from his counterpart in Beijing to visit China, during a telephone conversation that also touched on North Korea.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao invited the Japanese prime minister to visit at a “time of convenience,” China’s state Xinhua news agency said, adding the two men had also discussed the situation on the Korean peninsula.

The report gave no further details of what they said regarding events on the Korean peninsula, but Japan’s Kyodo news agency said they spoke about the March sinking of a South Korean warship by a North Korean torpedo.

Kan requested that Japan and China co-operate in showing the will of the international community in responding to the incident, Kyodo said.

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