S.Korea’s Yoon to visit Japan, first such trip in 12 years

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife will visit Japan from March 16-17 at Tokyo’s invitation, his office said on Thursday, the first such visit in 12 years after Seoul announced a plan to end a protracted dispute over wartime forced labour. Yoon will hold a summit meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. “The visit… will be an important milestone in the improvement and development of relations between South Korea and Japan,” Yoon’s office said in a statement. South Korea said on Monday that its companies would compensate victims of forced labour unde…

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