Japan and China will hold sub-Cabinet-level talks Saturday and Sunday in Tokyo to discuss bilateral and regional topics, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

The main item is expected to be arranging a summit between Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe, all but guaranteed to succeed Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, and President Hu Jintao, possibly on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum meeting in mid-November in Hanoi, according to ministry sources.

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