???On April 13th, Premier Chou En-lai receives Japanese diet member Kenzo Matsumura, adviser, of the?
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Background: ???On April 13th, Premier Chou En-lai receives Japanese diet member Kenzo Matsumura, adviser, of the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party and the six members of his group which includes Yutaro Takeyama. Seven Japanese correspondents accompanying Kenzo Matsumura are also present.
Premier Chou En-lai has a friendly talk with the Japanese guests.
Also present on the occasion are Liao Cheng-chih, Yeh Chi-chung and Lu Hsu-chang. Kinkazu Saionji, Japanese peace champion in Peking is also present.
In the evening Liao Cheng-chih gives a banquet in honour of the Japanese guests.
Premier Chou En-lai is present at the banquet.
Liao Cheng-chih expresses the wish that the visit of Kenzo Matsumura and the other Japanese guests would make important contribution to promoting the friendship between the Chinese and Japanese peoples and developing the economic intercourse trade between them. Kenzo Matsumura says that he will continue to work for friendly relations between Japan and China until normal relations are established between the two countries.