Japanese PM Says He May Send Special Envoy to China
In the meantime, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has said he plans to send a special envoy to China in order to reduce the escalated diplomatic tension between the two countries.
Appearing at Japan's TV Asahi Wednesday, Noda said he is considering sending an envoy to Beijing to explain why Japan recently purchased parts of the disputed Senkaku, or Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.
He also said he expected anti-Japanese rallies to take place in China after Tokyo took state control of the islands, but not to this extent.
Sino-Japanese ties have been shaky lately with severe, and sometimes violent anti-Japan protests taking place in Beijing.
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