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Japan-South Korea rift

Tokyo, Seoul resume in-person talks, both asking other side to act

First meeting in eight months covers wartime labor and export restrictions

Japan and South Korea recently reopened business travel between the two countries despite ongoing tensions.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- Japan urged South Korea to offer a resolution "acceptable to the Japanese side" on a long-running case involving wartime labor, as the two countries on Thursday held their first face-to-face meeting of senior diplomats since February.

The dispute, which has soured bilateral relations, dominated the talks between Shigeki Takizaki, director-general of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau of Japan's foreign ministry, and South Korean counterpart Kim Jung-han.

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