Japan's Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi to be on two-day visit to China amid tension over detained Japanese

Japan's Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi will be on a two-day visit to China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan confirmed today. Hayashi, who is all set to visit Beijing for the first time in over three years will kickstart his trip on Saturday. He will meet with his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang.

The visit of Japanese Foreign Minister comes at a time when ties between the two nations remain tense over issues including Beijing's recent detention of a Japanese businessman and a territorial row.

Hayashi's visit to China follows talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Bangkok in November.

China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning said that China sees Hayashi's visit as important and in the interests of good ties.

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