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Japan PM suggests summit with China

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday suggested a summit with China would improve a relationship that has been badly troubled for months. 

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures as he delivers a speech to parliament in Tokyo, on January 28, 2013. Abe has suggested holding a summit with China to improve relations that have been troubled for months.

The latest sign of a possible thaw came the day Japan's cabinet approved a rise in defence spending for the first time in over a decade, explicitly aimed at beefing up defence of a contested island chain.

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