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Japan and South Korea see light at the end of the tunnel

Countries need to seize the momentum created by Yoon's decision

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, left, and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol shake hands in Cambodia in November 2022. (Yonhap via Kyodo)

With Seoul announcing a solution to the biggest problem plaguing Japan-South Korea ties, an opportunity has arisen to mend the relationship.

The plan announced by the South Korean government to resolve the wartime labor issue accommodates Japan's claim that the matter was settled in 1965, when the two sides normalized diplomatic relations.

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