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South Korea expressed regret Friday about Japan recalling its ambassador over the new “comfort women” statue in Busan, and Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se summoned the envoy to discuss the matter.

Earlier in the day, the Japanese government announced that it was temporarily recalling Ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine to protest the erection last week of a statue outside the Japanese Consulate in the southern port city of Busan.

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