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South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung Se has canceled his scheduled trip to Japan this week, a South Korean Foreign Ministry official said Monday in the wake of controversial visits by members of the Cabinet to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine.

An official said the visits to the Shinto shrine in Tokyo, which is widely viewed as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism, took place against Seoul’s wishes and has soured the atmosphere for bilateral talks.

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