Kishida Not Planning to Attend Japan-China Anniversary Event

Politics

Niigata, Sept. 5 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said he is not planning to attend a public-private event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the normalization of Japan-China diplomatic ties on Sept. 29.

"At the moment, I have no plans to attend" the event, which will be held in Tokyo on the anniversary, Kishida told reporters during a trip to the city of Niigata, central Japan, on Sunday.

The Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, and a group promoting Japan-China friendship are among the organizers of the event.

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