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Japan, U.S., South Korea defense chiefs to meet in June

Inauguration of new South Korean president opens door to rapprochement with Tokyo

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi and South Korean Minister of National Defense Lee Jong-sup, left to right, are slated to meet in Singapore in June. (Source photos by AP, South Korea's presidential transition committee)

TOKYO -- The U.S., Japan and South Korea are planning to hold a meeting of defense chiefs in Singapore in June to discuss North Korea and other pressing security issues, Nikkei has learned, restarting in-person talks after nearly two and a half years.

Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and South Korean Minister of National Defense Lee Jong-sup are slated to meet on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue, which will run from June 10 to June 12.

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