Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at an Apec summit. The two leaders will not be meeting at the G20. Photo: Kyodo

G20 summit: hopes fade for Japan-Korea breakthrough as Abe-Moon talks ruled out

  • Failure of the two sides to even agree to a brief discussion on the sidelines of the talks in Osaka underlines the depths to which ties have sunk
  • Historical issues lie at the heart of rift, including Japan’s use of South Korean ‘comfort women’ and recent lawsuits brought by former forced labourers
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at an Apec summit. The two leaders will not be meeting at the G20. Photo: Kyodo
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