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South Korean President Moon Jae-in said South Korea is “always ready to sit down and have talks” with Japan over issues related to wartime history, in a speech on Monday commemorating the launch of the 1919 popular uprising against Japan’s 1910-1945 colonial rule.

“If (South Korea and Japan) put our heads together while putting ourselves in each other’s shoes, I am sure that we could easily solve problems of the past wisely,” Moon said, emphasizing the importance of cooperating for future-oriented ties.

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