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South Korea called Tuesday on Japan to have “the maximum level of transparency” in implementing newly adopted principles and guidelines on arms exports, a sentiment echoed later in the day by China.

“As a pacifist nation, Japan is expected to adhere to basic principles and implement them into a direction of contributing peace and stability in the international community in a careful manner,” South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho Tai Young said during a news briefing.

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