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The leader of Komeito, junior partner in the ruling coalition, is considering visiting China and South Korea in October to clear the way for an envisioned summit between the three countries, a top party member said Saturday.

Komeito leader Natsuo Yamaguchi hopes to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean President Park Geun-hye during the trips to convey the importance of improving ties with Japan, the senior party member said. Yamaguchi will also seek their understanding over the contentious security legislation that could bring about the biggest postwar shift in Japan’s defense posture, the party member added.

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