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Nobuteru Ishihara, secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party and the eldest son of Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara, will visit the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Xian from Friday through Monday, the LDP said Wednesday.

The visit follows his father’s remarks Monday in Washington that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is negotiating with the owner to buy three of the main islands in the Senkaku chain.

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