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Moon's likely successor seeks better Japan ties before Olympics

Ruling party chief Lee calls for finding common ground in wartime labor feud

Lee Nak-yon, head of South Korea's Democratic Party, speaks at the Foreign Correspondents' Club Wednesday in Seoul. (Photo by Yosuke Onchi)

SEOUL -- South Korea and Japan should try to improve bilateral relations before the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for next summer, the leader of South Korea's ruling party said Wednesday.

Lee Nak-yon, who became head the ruling Democratic Party in August and is a leading candidate to succeed President Moon Jae-in as South Korea's leader, spoke at the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Seoul.

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