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South Korea's Moon Jae-in must put his words on Japan into action

Significant steps still needed to resolve diplomatic row between Tokyo and Seoul

South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets with local and foreign journalists at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Jan. 18.   © Reuters

South Korean President Moon Jae-in appears to be changing course on key matters clouding ties between Tokyo and Seoul. In a series of statements, he altered his position on the issues of former wartime "comfort women" and a lawsuit filed by wartime laborers against Japan.

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