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South Korea, Japan set 1st high-level defense talks in 6 years

Officials to discuss 2018 radar incident that soured relations between neighbors

The leaders of South Korea, the U.S. and Japan meet in Madrid on June 29. With a focus on trilateral cooperation, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, far left, seeks to improve relations with Japan.   © Kyodo

SEOUL -- Senior defense officials from South Korea and Japan will meet in Seoul on Wednesday, the South Korean defense ministry says, in what would be the first such gathering in six years.

South Korean Vice Defense Minister Shin Beom-chul and Masami Oka, Japan's vice minister of defense for international affairs, will hold talks on the sidelines of the Seoul Defense Dialogue.

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