South Korea’s Yoon seeks common ground in Tokyo amid missiles and weight of history

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By Sakura Murakami TOKYO (Reuters) – Yoon Suk Yeol became the first South Korean president to visit Japan in 12 years on Thursday, in a step towards repairing a relationship strained by history and building cooperation in the face of North Korea’s frequent missile launches. Yoon and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida are expected to present a united front against growing regional tension and discuss cooperation on supply chains. In doing so, they look to leave behind years of animosity sparked by Japan’s 1910-1945 occupation of the Korean peninsula. The urgency of regional security and the …

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