Comments crossing on Japan / China talks
China and Japan are holding their first high-level economic talks in 8 years in Tokyo today
Some comments crossing:
Japan Foreign Minister Kono:
- need to rethink Japan-China relationship
- Have agreed to improve relationship
China Foreign Minister Wang:
- Talks an important sign of ties strengthening
- Believe these talks will lead to increased strategic talks
As you can see, yes they are talking about trade, but this is laying the ground work for other talks to come between the two nations.
Also, note that this week Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with US President Trump in the US.