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Japan after Abe

Continuity or reset? China and South Korea face a post-Abe Japan

Beijing sees Ishiba as front runner while Seoul hopes to mend frayed ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are both hoping to shore up ties with Japan's next leader.   © Reuters

BEIJING/SEOUL -- China and South Korea have started to seek ways to realign diplomatic relations with Japan following Shinzo Abe's abrupt decision to step down as prime minister.

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