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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will not visit South Korea without a guarantee that assets seized from a Japanese company following a South Korean court ruling on compensation for wartime labor will not be liquidated, a senior Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday.

The official, who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity, said that without such an assurance it would be “impossible” for Suga to attend a trilateral summit with China that South Korea seeks to host this year.

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