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Xi-Kishida summit considered for fall: Japan foreign minister

Online or in third country being discussed; November G20 meeting a possibility

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese President Xi Jinping have not had any dialogue since a phone call in October 2021. (Source photos by Yo Inoue and Reuters) 

TOKYO -- Japan and China are working to schedule a summit between Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and President Xi Jinping, hoping to improve ties as the two countries mark the 50th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations in September.

The two governments will "consider specific steps" toward holding talks, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told Nikkei on Friday in an interview.

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