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Japan and South Korea agree to coordinate with US on North Korea

Tokyo and Seoul try to thaw ties as foreign ministers meet in-person for first time

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, left, met with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong in London Wednesday.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japan, the U.S. and South Korea will work closely together to bring North Korea back to denuclearization talks, despite frosty relations between Tokyo and Seoul, top diplomats from the three countries agreed Wednesday.

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