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Japan's ruling party heavyweight signals readiness to join AIIB - Nikkei

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's senior ruling party official has signalled Tokyo's readiness to join the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), saying it was crucial to reach a decision soon, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Tuesday."The key would be how quickly Japan can decide to participate," Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, was quoted as telling reporters on Monday.Nikai, known for his close ties to China, was visiting Beijing to attend a two-day summit of China's Belt and Road initiative that concluded on Monday.He also said he would ...

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 10:06 IST