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MITSURU OBE and KIM JAEWON, Nikkei staff writers February 13, 2019 15:44 JST | South Korea
TOKYO/SEOUL -- Businesses in Japan and South Korea are on alert as tensions flared again this week between Tokyo and Seoul over the legacy of Japanese colonialism and recent naval run-ins.
While many businesses have yet to see an impact on sales or profits from months of building tensions, several told the Nikkei Asian Review they would be concerned if the tensions continued unchecked.
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