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South Korea on Tuesday urged Japan to dispel concerns among neighboring countries about its militaristic past as it moves to reinterpret its Constitution in such a way as to allow for the exercise of collective self-defense.

“Our position is that the discussions should be held on the basis of the pacifist Constitution, dispelling concerns among neighboring countries stemming from the past history and into a direction of contributing peace and stability in the region,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Noh Kwang-il said during a press briefing.

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