No Abe-Xi summit on G-20 sidelines: Tokyo official


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not sit down for one-on-one talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Thursday-Friday Group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, a senior Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday.

Although the ministry will work hard to arrange a chat between the two leaders somewhere at the G-20 venue, the official said it is uncertain whether that will be possible amid the current strain Sino-Japanese ties.

A meeting between Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye on the fringes of the summit of the G-20 major economies is also not in the cards, either, according to the official.

Japan’s relations with China and South Korea remain soured over territorial disputes and differing perspectives on Japan’s wartime conduct.

  • Well, shikataganai, our government’s doing nothing good with neighbors recently, no reason of them to meet him.
    He chooses the way posing hawky, circles China, keeps getting domestic right wingers’ supports, and beefs up force after China has got mad, things are going just as his blue print picture tells.
    Marine, drone, Osprey, oversea troops.
    It might be close to our second age of military coming.