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The Tokyo High Court has rejected a suit filed by a group of South Koreans and Japanese researchers demanding that the government fully disclose documents on Japan-South Korea diplomatic talks between 1951 and 1965.

Presiding Judge Toshifumi Minami supported the Tokyo District Court’s ruling last December that the government’s decision to partially disclose the requested documents is appropriate.

The court said Wednesday that full disclosure may cause detrimental effects on a row over the Seoul-controlled islets called Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan, as well as normalization talks with Pyongyang.

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