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Japan's Kishida to visit South Korea, likely in 1st half of May

Trip would come ahead of G-7 summit in Hiroshima later in month

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has confirmed he is planning to visit South Korea.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is expected to visit South Korea in the coming weeks, after confirming to reporters on Saturday that a trip is being arranged.

The visit would mark the first time an incumbent Japanese prime minister has been to the neighboring country since Shinzo Abe in early 2018.

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