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Senior government officials have refused to attend an event this weekend at the world expo under way in South Korea to protest Seoul’s handling of a territorial dispute, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday.

Ministry Press Secretary Yutaka Yokoi told reporters it is “extremely regrettable” that South Korea has continued to display materials describing the South-held islets claimed by Japan as Dokdo in Korean at the Yeosu Expo, despite Tokyo’s repeated requests not to do so.

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