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Transport Minister Hajime Morita will visit China for four days from Thursday for talks with Chinese leaders on Japanese technological help in the construction of a high-speed railway system between Beijing and Shanghai, the Transport Ministry said Tuesday.

Morita will also discuss ways to promote tourism between the two countries.

Morita was initially scheduled to visit China in early September, but the trip was postponed after Morita aroused Chinese anger by visiting Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine, a Shinto memorial to Japan’s war dead, in August.

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