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Justice Minister Okiharu Yasuoka will make a three-day visit to China from Dec. 3, marking the first visit by a Japanese justice minister to the country in seven years, Justice Ministry officials said Tuesday.

Yasuoka is scheduled to meet his Chinese counterpart, Gao Changli, on Dec. 4 and expected to announce a Japanese policy to regularly accept Chinese legal trainees at the ministry and at its courts, the officials said.

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