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South Korea's Moon decides against trip to Tokyo for Olympics

Summit talks collapse as both sides fail to narrow gap over historical issues

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during an on-line press conference with local and foreign journalists at the Blue House on January 18, 2021 in Seoul. (File photo by Getty Images) 

SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in decided not to travel to Tokyo this week for the Olympics, the presidential Blue House announced Monday, withdrawing an initial plan to hold a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

The Blue House said Moon decided against traveling as talks between Seoul and Tokyo over holding a summit collapsed.

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