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Nikkei staff writers January 25, 2018 05:52 JST | South Korea
TOKYO/SEOUL -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to attend the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea was largely prompted by persuasion from the U.S.
The prime minister made a calculated bet that nudging Seoul back toward pressure on North Korea would be worth defying domestic critics digging in on historical issues.
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