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'Spirited Away' to hit theaters in China in sign of Japan thaw

Beijing green-lights film ahead of Xi's visit to Japan

A scene from "Spirited Away," which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.   © 2001 Nibariki-TGNDDTM

BEIJING -- "Spirited Away," the Oscar-winning animated film by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, will appear in Chinese theaters nearly 20 years after its initial release as Beijing works to improve bilateral relations.

President Xi Jinping is scheduled to attend the G-20 summit in Osaka next month, visiting Japan for the first time since taking office in 2013. His government has been seeking to improve its economic and cultural ties with Japan since a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last October.

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