Source Pravda.Ru

Japan: the first statement of remorse


Japanese Prime Minister &to=http:// ' target=_blank>Junichiro Koizumi will meet Chinese President Hu Jintao today in Jakarta, after three weekends of anti-Japan rallies in China tattered relations between Asia's two biggest economies. The prime minister will meet with Hu tonight, Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement released in Tokyo. The timing of the talks will depend on when Koizumi returns from a tour of tsunami-devastated areas of Indonesia's &to=http:// ' target=_blank>Aceh province, said Yuji Hamada, information director at the Japanese Embassy in Jakarta.

Both leaders are attending an Asian-African conference in the Indonesian capital.