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Man stabs self in anti-Japan protest

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC MATERIAL PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL What seemed like a small protest in the South Korean capital takes a dramatic turn. One of the demonstrators calmly stabs himself in the stomach. The 63-year-old is disarmed and led away. He was taken by a police vehicle to hospital. His fellow protesters stayed put to voice their opposition to the arrival of Japanese special envoys in Seoul for talks. There's bitter resentment in South Korea of Japanese rule between 1910 and 1945. SOUNDBITE: OH CHEON-DO, ANTI-JAPAN PROTESTER, SAYING (Korean): "Japan has to send its special envoys here after it makes an apology to Korea and the international society. Without the apology the special envoy's visit doesn't mean anything." Relations between South Korea and Japan soured further last August when outgoing President Lee Myung-bak visited a set of islands to which both lay claim. The Japanese special envoys were due to meet his successor Park Geun-hye.

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