Japan PM Kishida to speak with South Korean leader on Friday- Kyodo

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Japan PM Kishida to speak with South Korean leader on Friday- Kyodo

TOKYO – Japan’s new prime minister, Fumio Kishida, plans to speak with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday, Kyodo news agency said.

No further details were immediately available. Ties between the two Asian neighbours have been fraught for years due to territorial disputes and historical rows.

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