in an expeditious and steady manner.
There was no word of apology.
The first purpose of such a meeting is for the leaders of the two countries to confirm the importance of friendship between Japan and China.
But just one word of apology would have been needed for us to live in this human society.
I would like to appeal to those countries who have made pledges in Madrid to implement them as quickly as possible and to new donors to contribute to the fund.
There is no doubt that (the visit) will damage Japan-China relations.
Maintaining the presence of the U.S. Navy in the region will contribute to our nation's peace and security.
Such a major drop in friendly feelings, or perhaps one can say a rise in feelings of dislike, is not good for both countries.