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Japan-South Korea rift

South Korea's Yoon, Japan's Kishida to hold 1st summit next week

Leaders of two U.S. allies to meet on sidelines of U.N. General Assembly

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will hold their first bilateral summit in New York next week. (Source photos by Reuters and Kento Awashima) 

SEOGWIPO, South Korea -- South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will hold their first summit in New York next week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

The talks come as the new conservative leader in Seoul vows to mend ties with Japan that have soured over historical issues.

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