South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun (left) and Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Mori in Tokyo. File photo: EPA-EFE
South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun (left) and Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Mori in Tokyo. File photo: EPA-EFE
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Japan pulls out of US news conference over South Korean police chief’s disputed island visit

  • Japanese minister Takeo Mori skipped a three-way presser with his US and South Korean counterparts to protest General Kim Chang-yong’s trip to the disputed islets
  • One analyst suggested Seoul could have used Kim’s visit to drum up support for the ruling party’s presidential candidate

South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun (left) and Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Mori in Tokyo. File photo: EPA-EFE
South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun (left) and Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Mori in Tokyo. File photo: EPA-EFE
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