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Japan-South Korea rift

Japan-South Korea feud puts intelligence-sharing pact at risk

Seoul considers end to partnership as trade row and radar lock-on mar security ties

Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya, far right, meets with South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo, far left, in Singapore in June.

TOKYO -- Japan and South Korea's ongoing feud over trade and wartime labor is now spilling into defense, as Seoul weighs canceling its intelligence-sharing pact with Tokyo.

The two countries face many shared security concerns, including North Korea's nuclear and missile program and China's growing military presence. They signed a General Security of Military Information Agreement in November 2016 to better share intelligence.

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