South Korean President Moon Jae-in will not attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games or meet with the Japanese prime minister. Photo: AFP South Korean President Moon Jae-in will not attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games or meet with the Japanese prime minister. Photo: AFP
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will not attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games or meet with the Japanese prime minister. Photo: AFP

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in cancels Tokyo trip amid outcry over Japanese diplomat’s sexual innuendo

  • The decision came after a top Japanese diplomat apparently ridiculed plans to hold a summit with PM Yoshihide Suga during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
  • Analysts say the episode illustrates how difficult it is for the two neighbours to mend fences with each other

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will not attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games or meet with the Japanese prime minister. Photo: AFP South Korean President Moon Jae-in will not attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games or meet with the Japanese prime minister. Photo: AFP
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will not attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games or meet with the Japanese prime minister. Photo: AFP
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