• Kyodo


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told South Korean President Park Geun-hye that bilateral ties, strained over historical and territorial issues, appear to be improving after their first one-on-one summit earlier this month, a Japanese official said.

As they exchanged pleasantries before the summit of the Group of 20 major economies in this Turkish resort on Sunday, Abe told Park that there has been a “good atmosphere” in Japan over bilateral relations since their talks in Seoul, the official said.

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