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N Korea at crossroads

Olympic hopeful? Moon pins legacy on Kim Jong Un trip to Seoul

South Korean leader sees Tokyo Games as opportunity to kickstart stalled talks

TOKYO -- Japan may have decided to bar overseas spectators from the Tokyo Olympics this summer as a coronavirus precaution, but South Korean President Moon Jae-in hopes Tokyo will make an exception to help him cement his diplomatic legacy.

As the end of his term approaches, Moon is considering a trip to Japan during the games that could serve as a steppingstone toward fulfilling a promise by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un more than two years ago, at the first North-South summit in over a decade.

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