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South Korea suffers from its alternating approach toward Japan

Minor left-leaning groups, not wartime laborers, whip up anti-Japan sentiment

Japan-South Korea ties have been subjected to South Korea's political flip-flops   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan is again falling victim to South Korean politics, most recently in relation to the decades-old wrangling over the wartime "comfort women" issue, which itself reflects a long-running power struggle in the country.

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