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Quick Glance: North Korea Sends More Trash Balloons Amid Kim's Sister's Warning of 'New Counteraction'
  • After Kim Jong Un’s sister warned of further responses to the South’s “psychological warfare,” North Korea sent a new wave of trash-laden balloons toward its southern neighbor.

  • Last week, the South Korean government suspended a 2018 deal to reduce military tensions with the North, allowing for the resumption of propaganda broadcasts and potential military exercises along the border.

  • In recent weeks, North Korea has floated over a thousand trash-filled balloons across the heavily fortified border as a purported response to the long-standing practice of South Korean activist groups sending anti-North Korea leaflets via balloons.

  • Earlier this year, a South Korean research group released rare footage depicting North Korean teenagers undergoing hard labor as a consequence of watching and distributing K-dramas.
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Quick Glance: Why North Korea Launched Trash-Filled Balloons at South Korea
  • North Korea launched balloons filled with rubbish and manure at South Korea, escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula.

  • South Korea responded by suspending a 2018 military agreement to resume large-scale military exercises near the border.

  • North Korea's actions were deemed dangerous by South Korea, but the material in the balloons did not contain hazardous substances.

  • North Korea's decision to temporarily halt their balloon activities came after South Korea terminated the 2018 agreement due to the threat posed by the balloons.
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(4th LD) N. Korea sends over 200 balloons carrying trash into S. Korea: Seoul military
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Quick Glance: South Korea, China, Japan Summit to Bridge Regional Divide
  • The heads of state of South Korea, China, and Japan met for the first time in over four years, emphasizing the need for increased cooperation among the Asian neighbors.

  • Although North Korea was not officially on the agenda, the pending satellite launch ensured Pyongyang was a topic of discussion.

  • Leaders called for a strong international response to an expected spy satellite launch by North Korea and discussed promoting multilateral relations and combating trade protectionism.

  • Experts caution on the challenges of reaching consensus due to the three countries' divergent positions on key issues such as North Korea's nuclear threats and ties with Russia.
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Trilateral summit's statement to possibly include resolution of N. Korea's abduction: sources
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Quick Glance: China, Japan and South Korea to Resume FTA Negotiations
  • Japan, South Korea, and China are expected to agree on resuming free trade agreement negotiations, which have been paused since 2019, when their leaders meet on Monday.

  • Japan will demand that China curb subsidies and preferential treatment for state-owned enterprises that lead to overproduction, as well as strict e-commerce-related practices that could hamper the so-called data free flow with trust.
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Popera star Kim Ho-joong to attend arrest warrant hearing over DUI hit-and-run: SEOUL, May 24 (Yonhap) -- Embattled popera star Kim Ho-joong was to attend a cou. ...
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(LEAD) Council approves 1st medical school admission hike in 27 yrs for 2025: SEOUL, May 24 (Yonhap) -- The council for university admissions approved an incr...
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Samsung Electronics names new chief for its chip business: SEOUL, May 21 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. announced Tuesday it has appoi...
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Samsung Electronics names new chief for its chip business
Quick Glance: Samsung's HBM Chips Face Challenges in Nvidia Tests
  • Samsung's latest HBM chips are struggling in Nvidia's tests due to heat and power consumption issues.

  • The problems affect Samsung's HBM3 and upcoming HBM3E chips.

  • SK Hynix is already supplying Nvidia with HBM3 and has started shipping HBM3E.

  • Samsung is replacing the head of its semiconductor unit and aims to begin mass production of HBM3E chips.
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KakaoTalk messenger suffers service disruption for 2nd day: SEOUL, May 21 (Yonhap) -- Kakao Corp., the operator of South Korea's dominant mo...
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KakaoTalk messenger suffers service disruption for 2nd day
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Grenade explosion leaves one person in cardiac arrest during training at Army division
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(LEAD) S. Korea, U.S. hold 2nd round of talks on defense cost sharing: SEOUL, May 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and the United States began a new round of...
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(LEAD) S. Korea, U.S. hold 2nd round of talks on defense cost sharing
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Beleaguered S. Korean football chief elected to executive role at top Asian body: SEOUL, May 16 (Yonhap) -- Korea Football Association (KFA) President Chung ...
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Beleaguered S. Korean football chief elected to executive role at top ...
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4 Korean War memorials in U.S. add term 'East Sea' in reference to sea between S. Korea, Japan4 Korean War memorials in U.S. add term 'East Sea' in reference to sea between S. Korea, Japan | Yonhap News Agency
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Yoon, Cambodian PM agree to establish strategic partnership: SEOUL, May 16 (Yonhap) -- President Yoon Suk Yeol and Cambodian Prime Minister H...
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Yoon, Cambodian PM agree to establish strategic partnership
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Nearly 1,500 kg of drugs seized over past 2 years: customs agency: SEOUL, May 14 (Yonhap) -- The customs agency said Tuesday it has seized nearly 1...
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Nearly 1,500 kg of drugs seized over past 2 years: customs agency
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(LEAD) FM Cho to visit China next week for talks with Wang Yi: SEOUL, May 10 (Yonhap) -- Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul will visit China early ne...
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(LEAD) FM Cho to visit China next week for talks with Wang Yi
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ADOR's shareholders to meet May 31 to discuss CEO replacement: SEOUL, May 10 (Yonhap) -- ADOR, a sublabel of K-pop powerhouse Hybe, said Friday...
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ADOR's shareholders to meet May 31 to discuss CEO replacement
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BTS' RM to unveil 'Come Back to Me' ahead of album's release: SEOUL, May 10 (Yonhap) -- RM, the leader of K-pop superband BTS ...
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N. Korea tears down S. Korean-built fire station at Mount Kumgang resort: Seoul: SEOUL, May 10 (Yonhap) -- North Korea dismantled a fire station built with the S ...
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S. Korean ministry voices regret over Japan's 'pressure' over Line messenger
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(LEAD) Pentagon refuses to comment on whether Korea should offer lethal arms support to Ukraine
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(LEAD) Medical professors take day off amid protracted walkouts by junior doctors
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(LEAD) Yoon says will create new ministry to tackle low birth rate: SEOUL, May 9 (Yonhap) -- President Yoon Suk Yeol said Thursday he will create a ...
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(LEAD) Yoon says will create new ministry to tackle low birth rate
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Hyein to miss NewJeans' activities for new single due to foot injury: SEOUL, May 8 (Yonhap) -- Hyein, a member of K-pop girl group NewJeans, will not ...
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Hyein to miss NewJeans' activities for new single due to foot injury
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(LEAD) N. Korean leader voices 'firm support' in his message to Putin over Victory Day
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Seoul residents pick Han River as city landmark; foreigners favor Gwanghwamun Square
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24-member girl group tripleS assembles for 1st full-group album: SEOUL, May 8 (Yonhap) -- Reporters witnessed a spectacle unlike any other in K-p...
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24-member girl group tripleS assembles for 1st full-group album
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U.S. automotive firm BorgWarner launches R&D center in S. Korea: SEOUL, May 9 (Yonhap) -- U.S. automotive company BorgWarner Inc. has opened a re...
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U.S. automotive firm BorgWarner launches R&D center in S. Korea
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(LEAD) N. Korea's ex-propaganda chief Kim Ki-nam dies at 94: KCNA: SEOUL, May 8 (Yonhap) -- Kim Ki-nam, known as the master of propaganda operation...
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(LEAD) N. Korea's ex-propaganda chief Kim Ki-nam dies at 94: KCNA
Quick Glance: North Korea reinforces leader Kim with birthday loyalty oaths
  • For the first time since Kim Jong Un took power in 2011, North Koreans were asked to take loyalty oaths on his birthday to solidify his rule.

  • Choosing his 40th birthday for the ceremony signals a shift towards political assertiveness by Kim, departing from his predecessors' approach.

  • North Korea stopped referring to Kim Il Sung's birth anniversary as the "Day of the Sun" to emphasize Kim Jong Un's leadership.

  • Kim showcases his daughter at official events to strengthen his family's claim to power, while North Korea sings praises and propagates his leadership.
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Giants' rookie Lee Jung-hoo enjoys 1st three-hit game: SEOUL, May 8 (Yonhap) -- The San Francisco Giants' South Korean rookie Lee Jung-...
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Giants' rookie Lee Jung-hoo enjoys 1st three-hit game
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'12.12: The Day' sweeps grand prize, best film, best actor at Baeksang Arts Awards
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Arrest warrant sought for medical school student for killing girlfriend after breakup
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Key defender for K League champions Ulsan to undergo shoulder surgery: SEOUL, May 8 (Yonhap) -- Two-time defending K League 1 champions Ulsan HD FC ann...
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Key defender for K League champions Ulsan to undergo shoulder surgery
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Ladies European Tour lands in S. Korea for 1st time with team event: SEOUL, May 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will host its first Ladies European Tour (L...
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Ladies European Tour lands in S. Korea for 1st time with team event
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Top S. Korean envoy to Russia attends Putin's inauguration ceremony: Seoul official
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(LEAD) Coupang shifts to Q1 net loss amid competition from Chinese rivals: SEOUL, May 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korean e-commerce giant Coupang Inc. said Wednesd...
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(LEAD) Coupang shifts to Q1 net loss amid competition from Chinese rivals
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(Yonhap Interview) Ex-Pentagon official stresses need for war plan rethink, swift OPCON transfer, USFK overhaul
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(3rd LD) U.S. soldier detained in Russia over alleged misconduct after finishing tour of duty in S. Korea
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Quick Glance: US Military Member Arrested in Russia Last Week
  • A member of the American military was detained in Russia last week on suspicion of theft and is currently in pre-trial detention, as confirmed by two US officials.

  • The soldier's name is Gordon Black, according to one official. The US Army did not verify the soldier's name but acknowledged that the family had been informed.

  • The arrest took place during a period of heightened tensions between the US and Russia due to the conflict in Ukraine. Multiple Americans are currently detained in Russia, including individuals wrongfully declared as such by the US State Department - Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich and former Marine Paul Whelan.
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Annual queer parade to take place in downtown Seoul next month: SEOUL, May 7 (Yonhap) -- An annual LGBTQ festival will take place in downtown Se...
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Annual queer parade to take place in downtown Seoul next month
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S. Korea notes industry concerns over U.S. inquiry, proposed rules on connected vehicle supply chains
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Naver yet to decide stance on Japan's pressure on LY: CEO: SEOUL, May 3 (Yonhap) -- Tech giant Naver Corp. said Friday it has yet to determ...
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Naver yet to decide stance on Japan's pressure on LY: CEO
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(3rd LD) Russia sent more than 165,000 barrels of refined petroleum to N. Korea in March: White House
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(3rd LD) Russia sent more than 165,000 barrels of refined petroleum to N ...
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Sonny, Spurs blanked by Chelsea as Champions League hopes fade: SEOUL, May 3 (Yonhap) -- Tottenham Hotspur and their South Korean captain Son He...
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Sonny, Spurs blanked by Chelsea as Champions League hopes fade
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U.S. releases new cybersecurity advisory against N.K.-linked cyber incursion group
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65 pct of children spend 'excessive' hours on studies: survey: SEOUL, May 2 (Yonhap) -- Six out of every 10 South Korean school-year children s...
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65 pct of children spend 'excessive' hours on studies: survey
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(LEAD) S. Korea, U.S., 48 others call for continuing 'objective, independent' analysis of N.K. sanctions compliance
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(LEAD) S. Korea, U.S., 48 others call for continuing 'objective ...
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Exports rise for 7th straight month in AprilExports rise for 7th straight month in April | Yonhap News Agency
Quick Glance: South Korea Exports Continue Growth Streak Led by Chip Demand
  • South Korea's exports rose for a seventh straight month in April, led by strong demand for chips and record highs in auto sales and U.S. shipments.

  • Overseas sales increased by 13.8% from the previous year to $56.26 billion, slightly surpassing the 13.7% gain predicted by economists in a Reuters survey.

  • Chips saw a sixth consecutive month of growth at 56.1%, along with increases in IT products, while auto sales rose by 10.3% to reach the highest monthly export value of $6.79 billion.

  • The U.S. experienced the ninth consecutive month of increasing exports, rising by 24.3% to a record high of $11.4 billion, with shipments to China increasing by 9.9%, significantly higher than the 0.4% increase from the previous month.
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S. Korea, Australia to hold 2+2 talks of defense, foreign ministers: SEOUL, May 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and Australia were set to hold "two plus tw...
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S. Korea, Australia to hold 2+2 talks of defense, foreign ministers
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N. Korea becoming 'more confident' due to its ties with Russia: Pentagon chief
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(2nd LD) Samsung Electronics Q1 operating profit soars; chip biz returns to profit
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Quick Glance: Samsung to Triple AI Memory Chip Supply in 2024
  • Samsung Electronics plans to increase the supply of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) semiconductors, or AI memory chips, by over three times this year compared to 2023 to meet the rising demand for generative AI services.

  • The company has announced the production of the fifth-generation HBM chip named HBM3E, stacking eight DRAM memory chips on top of each other, and plans to mass-produce a 12-layer HBM3E in the second quarter.

  • Samsung reported an operating profit of 6.61 trillion won ($4.78 billion) in the first quarter, driven by its semiconductor and smartphone businesses. The Device Solutions division, responsible for the memory chip business, achieved profitability for the first time in five quarters.

  • Samsung anticipates favorable business conditions in the second quarter, with expected improvements in sales of memory chips for servers and storage, along with rising chip prices.
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S. Korea in close talks with Naver over Japan's demand to divest stake in Line messenger: gov't
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S. Korea submits formal bid for Czech nuclear power plant project: SEOUL, April 30 (Yonhap) -- The state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP)...
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S. Korea submits formal bid for Czech nuclear power plant project
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Appeals court upholds order to disclose Yoon's movie viewing, dining expenses
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N. Korea installs mines on inter-Korean road within DMZ: SEOUL, April 29 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has installed land mines on an inter-Kor...
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N. Korea installs mines on inter-Korean road within DMZ
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(LEAD) Blinken calls on China to press N. Korea to end its 'dangerous' behavior
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Yoon, opposition leader set to hold first-ever meeting Monday: SEOUL, April 28 (Yonhap) -- President Yoon Suk Yeol and opposition leader Lee Ja...
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Yoon, opposition leader set to hold first-ever meeting Monday
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S. Korea, U.S. lay out respective visions for new defense cost-sharing deal: U.S. negotiator
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Facebook page unveils photos of BTS member V in counter-terrorism unit gear: SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- Photos of K-pop supergroup BTS member V in the gear ...
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Quick Glance: BTS Member V in Counter-Terrorism Unit Attire
  • Photos of K-pop supergroup BTS member V in the attire of a counter-terrorism unit have been revealed on a Facebook page of the South Korean military.

  • Last December, V began his mandatory military service and was selected to join the military police during initial training.

  • Subsequently, the BTS artist has been assigned to the SDT, specializing in counter-terrorism and other special operations within the 2nd Corps of the Army.

  • Currently, all seven BTS members are fulfilling their mandatory military service or serving as social service agents, as all fit South Korean men must serve in the military for at least 18 months.
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Gov't likely to accept university chiefs' request to lower med school enrollment quota
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Russia's denial of entry of S. Korean national unrelated to bilateral ties: Seoul official
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Russia's denial of entry of S. Korean national unrelated to bilateral ...
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(LEAD) Finance chiefs of S. Korea, Japan vow 'appropriate steps' to curb FX market volatility
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NIS monitoring possible use of N. Korea's weapons technology for Iran's attack on Israel
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Yoon, Kishida to hold phone talks late Wednesday: report: TOKYO, April 17 (Yonhap) -- President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister ...
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Yoon, Kishida to hold phone talks late Wednesday: report