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Japan, China and South Korea to delay trilateral summit to 2021

Exclusive: Wartime labor row clouds prospects for Suga visit to Seoul

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga appear unlikely to meet face to face this year as part of a three-way summit with China. (Source photos by Reuters and Masayuki Terazawa) 

TOKYO -- Japan, China and South Korea will postpone a planned trilateral summit until next year because of simmering tensions between Tokyo and Seoul over wartime labor, Nikkei has learned.

South Korea was supposed to host the meeting this year. But Seoul has not offered a specific schedule or agenda, and is now expected to seek a date early in 2021.

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