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Japan-South Korea spat over wartime flag continues

Tokyo's Defense Minister Iwaya calls drill cancellation 'extremely unfortunate'

Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya, left, meets with his South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-doo in Singapore on Saturday.   © Kyodo

SINGAPORE (Kyodo) -- Japan and South Korea remained at odds during bilateral ministerial talks Saturday over Seoul's call on Tokyo not to fly the flag used during World War II at a naval event held earlier this month.

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