Japan and China agree to hold talks
TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's foreign minister on Friday vowed continued dialogue with China over a blistering territorial dispute, but warned there were limits on how far Tokyo would go to compromise.
Mr Koichiro Gemba welcomed the meeting of senior officials from the Japanese and Chinese foreign ministries in Tokyo on Thursday, at which the two agreed a vice ministerial-level meeting should be held.
"Both Japan and China need to think calmly about what to do... even if it takes some time," Mr Gemba told reporters. "I regard Thursday's meeting as part of the idea. We are continuing communications."
Buthe added: "It's not easy. The important thing is that we cannot give over what we cannot give over."