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Japanese Cabinet ministers and members of a delegation sent by South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol agreed Monday to make efforts toward improving bilateral ties, which have sharply deteriorated in recent years over wartime issues.

A series of meetings between Yoon’s representatives and Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, as well as the defense and industry policy chiefs, could pave the way for the South Korean group’s meeting with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida despite opposition by some of the members in his ruling party, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

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