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The foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea on Wednesday exposed a deepening rift between the two countries despite agreeing on the need to maintain close communication, as Seoul made fresh accusations over allegedly provocative flights by the Self-Defense Forces.

Their meeting, held on the fringes of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, marked the first face-to-face talks between the two ministers since bilateral ties chilled over wartime labor compensation and disputes over military encounters.

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