Top legislator Wu Bangguo met with Chikage Oogi at the Great Hall of the People on Monday afternoon.
Wu noted that over the past five years the Sino-Japanese relationship has faced great difficulties, which he said was caused by former Japanese leaders' repeated visits to the Yasukuni Shrine.
But Wu added that the recent visit to China by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe turned a new page in Sino-Japanese ties. He said both sides should cherish the hard-won friendly relationship, and strengthen co-operation in various fields.
Afterwards, the two sides signed a Memo of Understanding on establishing a regular exchange mechanism between China's National People's Congress and Japan's House of Councilors.
Earlier, top political advisor, Jia Qinglin, also met Oogi.
Jia Qinglin said the two countries should resolve historical issues, as well as the Taiwan issue, properly. He also said senior leaders from both countries have agreed to remove political obstacles and develop healthy bilateral ties.
Zeng Qinghong said China would continue to develop peacefully together with other countries. He also said China considers Japan a good neighbor, and China is willing to promote a strategic relationship through further exchanges and cooperation.