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The weekly Shukan Shincho magazine reported that Japan's administrative vice finance minister Junichi Fukuda had sexually harassed a female reporter at a bar

Japan will propose setting up a new framework to discuss trade issues with the United States in a summit next week, in hopes of persuading it to rejoin the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Nikkei newspaper said on Saturday.

Japanese Minister of the Economy Toshimitsu Motegi is likely to lead the Japanese delegation, with his counterpart likely to be US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, the newspaper said, without citing sources.

Wang's trip also follows an official visit by Kono to Beijing earlier this year, and marks the first visit by a Chinese foreign minister to Japan in a bilateral context in nine years. He last visited Japan in August 2016 for a trilateral meeting with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts.

The Trump-Abe discussions, the second of its kind between the two since past year, would continue with a larger bilateral meeting where the leaders could expand their discussions to include a range of "priority bilateral issues", said the official.

Since the Japanese government purchased most of the Senkaku Islands from Japanese owner in 2012, China has frequently sent its ships into Japanese territorial waters around them, raising fears that unintended conflict between Japan and China could be sparked in the area.

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"I hope we can take an important step toward putting bilateral relations back on the track of normal development soon, and I would be happy for us to discuss, set conditions and make preparations for high-level exchange between our countries", Wang replied.

Japanese officials said Kono and Wang agreed on the importance of maintaining the world's system of free trade.

Japanese officials said the mutual foreign ministers' visits for the goal of bilateral talks are the first between Japan and China in eight years.

"I hope that we will be able to discuss what and China can work together on in the global arena, not just bilateral issues", Kono told reporters on Friday.

Kono met Wang in Beijing in January, in the first visit to China by a Japanese foreign minister in two years. According to Japanese officials, the dialogue is the first in almost eight years.

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