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Officials ramp up visits to corporate Japan to court potential partners

Puma El Alta Scribble Men's Sneakers Black-White H31k5072 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Kequiang attended the Japan-China Governors’ New Balance 990v4 J100d4688,Asics Gel-Fit Tempo 2 Indigo Blue/Hibiscus/Powder Blue C69o3841Nike SB Trainerendor Obsidian/White/Metallic Gold Z15h3530,

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So far this year, five Chinese provincial officials have met with top executives in Japan.

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The Chinese provincial officials, whose visits to Japan coincided with that of Li's, are provincial Govs. Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 9 Cool Grey/Wolf Grey/White H97j6429,Asics Gel-Tactic White/Silver/Flash Coral B55g8250Nike KD 8 Blue Lagoon/Black/Tide Pool Blue/Bright Citrus O50r1219,.

The five also held an investment seminar and participated in the Japan-China Governors' Forum on May 11 in Sapporo on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. It was the second time since April 2012 that the forum took place in Japan.

This year's meeting attracted more Chinese than last year, Nike Jordan Super.Fly 4 PO Gym Red/Infrared 23/White P99k7838,Asics Gel-Kayano 21 Black/Pop/Knockout Pink F45h5101Nike LeBron XIII Elite Black/Reflect Silver X34y1848,, which claims the islets as the Diaoyu Islands.

"Our [recent] activities have been driven by the government in Beijing greenlighting the exchanges," Nike Hurley Phantom Free Black S6f8684,Asics Gel-Kayano 21 Plum/Gold/Plum D24c8118Nike Alpha Strike 3/4 2 TD Sport Royal/Black/White E32u7564,.

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"After relations with Japan soured in 2012, Nike Vapor Untouchable 2 Jewels White/New Orchid N74y9753,Asics Gel-Linksmaster White/Raspberry/Gunmetal V84n7052Nike Vapor Untouchable 2 Jewels White/Orange Flash J52e1906,. But resumption of high-level economic dialogue and Li's visit have finally set the stage for our efforts," the official added.

A senior Liaoning official visited Panasonic and Canon, both of which years ago feted China's late supreme leader Deng Xiaoping, father of the country's "reform and opening policy." Panasonic has an automotive battery plant in Liaoning,Nike FI Bermuda White/Wolf Grey H59v7382,Asics Gel-Nimbus 17 Black/Silver/Onyx G76e9539Nike Free 5.0 Flash Racer Blue/Hyper Orange/Chalk Blue/Black J35f7022,.

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Meanwhile, Gov. Wang visited a large trading company and other locations.

"Efforts by China's regional governments to lure companies now include more projects that focus on strategic sectors, such as robots, the environment and nursing care, and have a clear goal in mind as regards to cooperation," Nike Free RN CMTR Black/Black/Black U9g8493,Asics Gel-Kayano 22 Ice Blue/Flash Yellow/Blue J38e3367Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11 Black/Anthracite/Dark Grey/White F41u9260,.

"Now, there are more two-way investments. Parts procurement as well as research and development are handled in Japan while manufacturing is done in China," Shimizu said.

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Warming Sino-Japanese ties led to increased direct Japanese investment in 2017 to $3.2 billion.

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