• Kyodo


Senior trade officials from Japan and China agreed here Wednesday on the need to negotiate a resolution to the escalating trade spat.

The trade talks between Hideaki Omura, parliamentary secretary from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Zhang Zhigang, deputy minister of China’s State Economic and Trade Commission, were the first since Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s controversial visit to Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.