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South Korean presidential contender seeks 'grand bargain' with Japan

Moon rival Yoon Seok-youl announces run; calls for focus on liberal democracy

South Korea's former top prosecutor Yoon Seok-youl declares his bid for the presidency at a memorial dedicated to the sacrifice of independence fighter Yun Bong-gil in Seoul on Tuesday.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korea's former chief prosecutor Yoon Seok-youl announced he would run for president in next year's election, and stressed he would a seek a "grand bargain" to resolve the many thorny historical issues with Japan.

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