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Japan-South Korea rift

Abe pledges never to repeat tragedy of war at anniversary ceremony

South Korea's Moon says 'ready' for talks with Japan over wartime labor issues

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech during a memorial in Tokyo on Aug. 15. marking the 75th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II.   © Reuters

SEOUL/TOKYO -- The leaders of Japan and South Korea gave contrasting speeches Saturday at ceremonies in the two capitals to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Asia.

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