Japan and China on November 24 agreed to restart this month, the business travel that had been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, the two sides have agreed to continue talks on disputed isles in the East China Sea.
The development comes as the first high-level dialogue since Japan got Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga as its new leader in September this year.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s two-day visit to Tokyo comes amid growing concerns over Beijing’s assertiveness in the region. During talks with Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi, issues like maritime tensions, trade and the pandemic response were discussed. “It’s important to interact with people and talk directly with each other,” Motegi said after the talks.