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Japan seeks talks with China on rescheduling Xi's state visit

Tokyo views leader's trip as chance to show cooperation amid pandemic

Japan hopes a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping will help showcase cooperation amid a pandemic.

TOKYO -- Japan plans to hold talks with Beijing to set a new date for Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters Friday.

Xi had been slated to visit Japan in April, but the trip was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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