Japan

Japan May Shelve Seoul Summit

The Japanese prime minister was supposed to visit South Korea but it may not happen after the South Korean president visited an islet claimed by Japan

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Japan may suspend its reciprocal exchange summits with Seoul after South Korean President Lee Myung Bak traveled last week to islets it controls but that Japan claims, an official source said.

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's plan to visit South Korea later this year is likely to be called off, the source said.