BEIJING, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- The following are the highlights of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's visit to Japan, where he had met with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, Emperor Akihito, its Diet leaders, political parties' chiefs and representatives of China-Japan amity groups.
He is also scheduled to meet Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada and visit Fukuoka Prefecture in southern Japan on Wednesday.
TOKYO -- Xi had talks with Japanese Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace Tuesday. Both agreed that Xi's visit would further promote friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries.
TOKYO -- Xi met leaders of Japanese political parties Tuesday to seek a common understanding on key regional and international issues.
Xi praised the role Japanese political parties had played in boosting the China-Japan relations, saying the inter-party communication mechanism should be continued and further promoted.
TOKYO -- Xi met on Tuesday with Takahiro Yokomichi, speaker of Japan's House of Representatives, and Satsuki Eda, president of the House of Councillors, respectively to discuss the role of parliamentary communications.
Xi said communications between parliaments are an important part of bilateral relations. The National People's Congress (NPC) and the Japanese Diet have already established a regular exchange mechanism, which has played a positive role in boosting political mutual trust and bilateral ties, he said.
TOKYO -- He also met with representatives of China-Japan friendship organizations and Chinese societies based in Japan on Tuesday, praising them for their efforts to boost ties between the two countries.
The organizations have made tremendous contributions to the rebuilding, improvement and development of bilateral relations, Xi said at a reception, adding that more than 600,000 Chinese nationals residing in Japan are the bridge and bonds of the China-Japan communication.
TOKYO -- Xi met with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama Monday after arriving here for a visit. They discussed ways to further develop the strategic mutually beneficial relationship between the two countries.
At present, the two countries are facing new opportunities to build up a strategic and reciprocal relationship, Xi said.