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Eels are widely consumed across Japan

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Wang spoke to reporters in Tokyo on Sunday after his meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono.

The visit by Wang, a veteran Japan handler who had served as an ambassador to Tokyo, comes as the world's second and third largest economies attempt to ease tension, caused by longstanding disputes over maritime claims and Japan's wartime legacy.

Wang said China and Japan should maintain momentum in the development of bilateral relations through mutual efforts such as high-level contacts.

Li is set to visit Japan next month for a trilateral summit with Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae In. Kono said he and Wang agreed that their countries need to further develop bilateral relations in order to stabilize the waters.

He added in the same post that Japan "has hit us hard on trade for years!", in an apparent gesture to pressure Abe before his arrival.

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Rutledge said firefighters continued to search for the man's wife who was believed to be unaccounted for at the time. Hickory Township Volunteer Fire Department responded and found Taylor laying in an upstairs hallway.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged past year to reset the sometimes touchy relationship between Asia's two largest economic powers.

"After reopening these talks we're both standing at new starting points to discuss future cooperation that will, I hope, lead to fresh economic growth for both nations", he said. While Wang did not specifically refer to a leadership meeting, according to China's foreign ministry, he said his visit had established the conditions for the "next step" in high-level exchanges.

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. China was motivated by a lack of transparency in United States policymaking, as well as tougher American security and trade stances, she said.

China and Japan have resumed high-level financial talks after a hiatus of nearly eight years in an indication of bettering ties of their often-frosty relationship.

"For China, Trump is unstable and unreliable", said Yasuhiro Matsuda, a professor of worldwide politics at the University of Tokyo.

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