(試譯文)China's National vice-chairman Xi Jinping was elected as the vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Chinese Communist Party, and became the successor of President Hu Jinto; because the succession position was confirmed, and that "Xi Jinping's relation with Japan was weak and there were lots of unknown", information gathering and analysis on Xi's policy towards Japan became the direction ahead for high-ranking Foreign Ministry officials.
On the night of the 18th, Prime Minister Kan described to reporters in the Prime Minister's Office that "Whoever becomes the President in the next term, it is necessary for both parties to make an effort to advance the strategic, mutually beneficial relationship between Japan and China".
It was thought that Xi Jinping was a powerful figure in the "Crown Prince Party" and was elected with the recommendation of the former President Jiang Zemin whose anti-Japan posture stood out. Japan China diplomatic source showed the view that "Although it was not understood whether or not actually he would become the top leader, it seemed that the basic diplomatic policy towards Japan would follow a practical route similar to that of Hu's administration."
On Xi's relation with Japan, his meeting with the emperor when he came to Japan last December was still fresh in the memory.
It seems that Japan is keen to know more about Xi Jinping in view of his recent promotion in China.