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International relations

Japan and South Korea sit down to defuse radar dispute

Defense officials meet in Singapore, but stick to their positions

South Korea maintained in Monday face-to-face talks that its warship did not lock a fire control radar on a Japanese P-1 patrol plane.
A Japanese P-1 maritime patrol aircraft fires flares during a fleet review. South Korea denies that one of its warships locked fire-control radar on a P-1 plane in the Sea of Japan last month.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- Japanese and South Korean defense officials failed to reconcile their differences on Monday during their first face-to-face talks over a radar incident at sea last month that has added to bilateral tensions.

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