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Japan-South Korea rift

Japan-South Korea clash over war legacy eclipses shared interests

Analysts say only top-level dialogue will enable the two neighbors to move on

Japan's fractious relationship with South Korea has taken a clear turn for the worse over the past five years. (Source photo by Reuters) 

TOKYO/SEOUL -- Five years ago, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attempted to reset ties with Japan's neighbors and put to bed his nation's wartime legacy.

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