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Chinese minister visits Japan for talks on N. Korea, regional issues

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Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko and Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan held separate talks in Tokyo on Sunday, discussing the future of economic ties.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Sunday he and Chinese counterpart Wang Yi agreed to go forward with mutual visits by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China and Japan have resumed high-level economic talks after a hiatus of almost eight years in a sign of improving ties in their often-frosty relationship.

"Since past year Japan has, in relations with China, displayed a positive message and friendly attitude", he said.

"In these eight years, both nations as well as the economic conditions surrounding them have changed greatly, even as our regional economic roles have increased", Kono said at the start of Monday's discussions, noting a need for a reset of their often-fraught bilateral ties. The neighbours remain at odds, however, over China's growing military presence in the South China Sea, through which much of the region's sea-borne trade sails, and a dispute over ownership of uninhabited islets in the East China Sea, known as the Senkaku in Tokyo and the Diaoyu in Beijing.

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Wang said the visit was a response to Japan's positive attitude toward China.

But Tokyo is eager to get the relationship back on firmer footing, especially as it fears being shut out of negotiations on North Korea's nuclear programme in which Beijing is likely to be a major player.

Kono said he also asked for China's cooperation in resolving the issue of North Korea's abductions of Japanese nationals in the 1970s and 1980s.

"We are also faced with some complex and sensitive elements", said Mr Wang, a veteran Japan expert who is a former ambassador to Tokyo. "We confirmed that we shall continue our close coordination while also completely implementing related UN Security Council resolutions to realise the irreversible, verifiable and complete denuclearisation of North Korea and its missiles".

Wang said any parties, including Japan, welcome the recent important changes on the peninsula.

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