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Japan's Suga and Xi look to hold first telephone call Friday

Coronavirus response and state visit likely on agenda

Yoshihide Suga, right, is expected to hold a telephone conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, marking Xi's first such meeting with a Japanese prime minister since 2018.

TOKYO -- Preparations have begun to hold Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's first telephone conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, Nikkei has learned.

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