TOKYO, May 27 (Xinhuanet) -- Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi Friday said there is no change on the policy of insisting on China-Japan friendship.
According to Jiji News, Koizumi made the remarks in a meeting with Tsutomu Takebe, secretary general of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
Bilateral ties between China and Japan is the most important ties for both sides, Koizumi said, adding that China-Japan ties is influential to peace, stability and prosperity in Asia and the world.
"No matter what happens, the policy will not change," the premier was quoted as saying.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda on the same day urged cabinet ministers to be careful in making remarks on issues related to bilateral relations.
"We should deal with the issues with an attitude of facing up to the future," he said. Enditem