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Japan-South Korea ties

Japan, South Korea near resolution to 2018 radar lock-on dispute

Yoon administration set to remove naval guidelines protested by Tokyo

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force P-1 patrol plane, like the one pictured here, was involved in a radar lock on dispute in December 2018. (Photo by Kei Higuchi)

TOKYO/SEOUL -- A radar lock-on dispute between Japan and South Korea from 2018 is poised for a potential resolution, with talks between the two sides entering their final stages.

Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada and South Korean counterpart Lee Jong-sup will meet on June 3 -- the first bilateral meeting of defense chiefs in three and a half years -- during the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

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