China central bank chief to visit Japan this week

JAPAN - People's Bank of China Governor Dai Xianglong will visit Japan this week to sign a bilateral currency swap pact, Bank of Japan Governor Masaru Hayami said Monday.

Hayami told a regular press conference that it will be a good opportunity to exchange opinions.

China, which is increasing its presence on the international stage, is a partner Japan needs to cooperate with, Hayami said.