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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, toasts alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of the Keidanren business lobby. (Photo by Takuya Imai)

TOKYO -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang turned his diplomatic skills on Japanese business and political leaders Thursday, opening new fronts to promote bilateral cooperation and to push his country's signature infrastructure initiative.

"It is safe to say that Sino-Japanese political ties are returning to normal," Li said at one point during the day. The premier came to Japan for a three-way summit with Prime Minister Shizo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, which took place on Wednesday.

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