Japan's foreign minister says he plans to proceed on Sunday with a diplomatic trip to Beijing -- despite a new wave of anti-Japanese protests in China.
But Nobutaka Machimura says he will protest what he calls China's failure to stop the demonstrations. He will meet with Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing in Beijing.
At least 10,000 people joined an anti-Japan protest Saturday in Shanghai, where some demonstrators threw stones and bottles at the Japanese consulate, and others smashed windows and signs at Japanese restaurants.
Thousands of people also protested in Hangzhou and Tianjin. A strong police presence helped maintain calm in Beijing.
Demonstrators denounced Japan's bid for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council and Tokyo's alleged downplaying of World War Two-era atrocities.