The following is the gist of a bilateral meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday in Osaka.
Abe and Xi:
— vow to boost regular and close communication as “eternal neighbors.”
— agree to work together to realize trip by Xi to Japan as state guest next spring.
— confirm Japan-China ties have returned to “normal track.”
— asks Xi to rectify China’s alleged unfair trade practices.
— voices strong support for improvement in Japan-North Korea ties.