TOKYO -- Japan is unlikely to host a summit meeting with China and South Korea this year, with a standoff between Beijing and Seoul looming as a major stumbling block.
The three countries conducted their first leaders' summit in 2008 with an agreement to generally hold such gatherings annually with rotating host nations. They passed on a meeting last year when Park Geun-hye, then the president of South Korea, was dealing with a corruption scandal that eventually unseated her.
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