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Japan-South Korea rift

Moon raises tensions with Japan, critics say, to save his aide

Justice minister nominee faces criticism in college admission scandal

SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been accused of raising tensions with Japan intentionally to help a close aide who faces criticism over a college admissions scandal, according to the main opposition party and outside analysts. 

Moon stands accused of terminating an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan to divert attention from Cho Kuk, who is under pressure to withdraw his name from consideration as justice minister.

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