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South Korea decided ahead of its president's 1990 Japan visit to call for a stronger apology from then-Emperor Akihito than given by his predecessor for the 1910-1945 colonization of the Korean Peninsula, according to diplomatic records declassified in Seoul on Monday.

South Korea also planned for then President Roh Tae-woo to invite the former emperor, father of reigning monarch Emperor Naruhito, to visit on that occasion if it was satisfied with his remarks, the records also showed.

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