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Japan Could Still Join China Infrastructure Bank, Abe Ally Says

  • Komeito secretary general Inoue speaks ahead of China trip
  • Joining AIIB conditional on ‘certain conditions’ being met
Toshihiro Nikai
Toshihiro NikaiPhotographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Japan could consider joining China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank if it makes some changes, a ruling coalition party executive said in an interview in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Yoshihisa Inoue, secretary general of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s junior coalition partner, Komeito, was speaking ahead of a trip to Beijing later this month with Liberal Democratic Party counterpart Toshihiro Nikai. They hope to meet China’s President Xi Jinping.