Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Chinese President Hu Jintao, are meeting in Jakarta in a bid to mend a growing rift between the two countries.
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan told a news conference at the Asia-Africa Summit today - Saturday he hopes the talks will ease tensions and set relations back on track.
Mobs have attacked Japanese diplomatic missions and businesses across China in recent weeks. In most cases, protesters said they were angered by Tokyo's approval of history texts that downplay Japan's wartime atrocities.
On Friday, Mr. Koizumi repeated an apology for the atrocities, even as 80 lawmakers in Tokyo visited a controversial shrine, which honors war dead, including war criminals.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan said Beijing welcomed the apology, but added that Tokyo must back its words with action.
Information for this report is provided by AP and AFP.