• Kyodo

  • SHARE

In a sign of Tokyo’s push to improve ties with Beijing, Japan plans to invite Chinese Premier Li Keqiang for a formal visit coinciding with a trilateral summit with South Korea in May, government sources said.

However, the invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in for the summit will likely be unofficial, possibly reflecting the chill in bilateral relations caused by renewed friction over the “comfort women,” Japan’s euphemism for the girls and women forced to provide sex for Imperial Japanese troops before and during World War II.

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.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)