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Japan-South Korea rift

Ahead of US-Japan-Korea summit, Moon moves for thaw with Tokyo

Seoul court rejects wartime labor suit as Biden renews East Asia focus

Representatives for the plaintiffs speak to reporters outside the Seoul Central District Court on on June 7.   © Kyodo

SEOUL -- As South Korea prepares to meet with Japan and the U.S. at the upcoming Group of Seven summit, a court here on Monday dismissed a wartime compensation suit against Japanese companies in a potential step toward thawing ties with Tokyo.

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