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Japan's new leader has narrow window to advance South Korea ties

Relationship with Seoul will be one of Suga's biggest foreign policy challenges

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Suga presents Abe with flowers on Sep. 14: Suga has one big thing in his favor when it comes to South Korea. He's not Abe. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

Kathryn Botto is an Asia program research analyst at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

When it comes to Japan's fraught relationship with South Korea, new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga would do well not to follow in Shinzo Abe's footsteps.

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