Komeito's Yamaguchi Arrives in China with Abe's Letter to Xi

Politics

Beijing, Sept. 5 (Jiji Press)--Natsuo Yamaguchi, leader of Komeito, the coalition partner of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, arrived in Beijing on Wednesday, starting a five-day tour of China.

Carrying with him Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping, Yamaguchi will seek an opportunity to meet with the Chinese leader during his stay in the country.

He will return to Japan on Sunday.

"I'd like to work on developing Japan-China ties into eternal friendship," Yamaguchi told reporters at Tokyo International Airport at Haneda before his departure.

"Our important goal for now is to enable Japanese and Chinese leaders to visit each other's country," he added.

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