The Japanese government wants to cancel a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Japan as a result of the controversial Hong Kong national security law that China passed this week.
The Liberal Democratic Party of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has introduced a bill for this.
If the proposal gets a majority next week, it can be presented to Prime Minister Abe at its fastest Tuesday, said the LDP MP who chairs the group’s foreign committee.
“The LDP is following the situation in Hong Kong with great concern,” said the MP.
“The fact that 400 people were arrested on the first day the law came into force is something we as fellow Asians, Democrats and champions of freedom cannot ignore.”
Hong Kong police arrested at least 370 protesters on Wednesday, ten of whom were arrested for violating the new security law.