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South Korean President Moon Jae-in expects that the government led by his successor, to be picked in an election next month, will keep striving to improve ties with Japan, describing it as a leftover task from his presidency.

In a recent written interview with major news agencies, Moon, whose five-year term ends in May, called Japan “the closest of neighboring countries,” adding that his government has tried to achieve stable relations with Tokyo by approaching historical issues and future-oriented cooperation separately.

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