Japanese media say the Tokyo government is attempting to schedule a trilateral summit with South Korea and China in Tokyo on December 19th and 20th.
The Yomiuri Shimbun daily said Saturday that Japan originally proposed three-way summit talks in early December but China balked at the idea.
The Nihon Keizai Shimbun said that Japan then suggested December 19th and 20th to both countries but that Beijing has yet to respond.
Japan is the host country of summit talks between the three Northeast Asian neighbors this year. If a meeting is realized, President Park Geun-hye and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be visiting Japan for the first time since taking office.
The Yomiuri report said it remains to be seen whether the South Korean leader will attend the summit amid a whirlwind of a political scandal engulfing the nation.
Source: KBS World Radio