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S. Korea to reply to Japan on island dispute

08-20-2012 22:05 BJT

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Tension between Japan and South Korea has been especially high in recent weeks after South Korean President Lee Myung Bak visited the disputed Dokdo islets, also known as Takeshima in Japan.

On Friday, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda sent a letter to Lee, describing his visit as "regrettable". A South Korean government official said if the government ignored Noda’s letter, it might come across as an acknowledgement of Japan’s claims.

He said South Korea has plans to send a response letter to Japan, reiterating it’s stance on the issue, after observing Japan’s actions.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CCTV.com

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