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South Korea should not leave tarnished Japan ties for next government

Icy relationship impedes economic activity and harms regional security

A view of South Korea's presidential Blue House in Seoul. Will President Moon Jae-in use his remining months in office to improve battered ties with Japan?   © Getty Images

South Korea's presidential election is just four months away. The progressive ruling Democratic Party has selected former Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung as its candidate, while the largest opposition force, the conservative People Power Party, has tapped former Prosecutor Gen. Yoon Seok-youl.

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