A newspaper article cites a Chinese Government think-tank as saying China-Japan conflict over the disputed Senkaku Islands is inevitable:

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) also said in its annual report that the two countries’ relationship will enter into a highly unstable period.

Chinese think tank: conflict inevitable between Japan, China over Senkakus

There’s more here too: Abe’s foreign policy places importance on U.S. to counter China

In other news conferences immediately before and after his inauguration, Abe emphasized that, “Japan-China relations are the biggest challenge of the 21st century (for Japan) in the fields of diplomacy and security” and “I will reconstruct the relationship of trust of the Japan-U.S. alliance.”