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US: Japan, South Korea Should 'Quickly' Improve Ties

The U.S. is urging Japan and South Korea to improve strained relations, which Washington fears may threaten an important Asian security alliance. Danny Russel, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia, called on both countries to "show prudence and restraint in dealing with difficult historical issues." Relations between the two U.S. allies have plummeted over what Seoul considers Tokyo's unapologetic stance toward Japan's imperialist past. Russel told a Senate hearing...

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