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Japan-South Korea rift

11-minute chat brings Moon and Abe no closer as intel deadline looms

Two leaders speak for first time in 13 months as defense cooperation begins to fray

TOKYO -- The Japanese government said it was a 10-minute conversation. The South Koreans said it was 11. Either way, the first conversation between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in 13 months did little to bring the two sides closer.

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