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Koizumi to meet Roh amid raised tensions

When Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi of Japan faces President Roh Moo Hyun of South Korea at an uneasy summit meeting here early next week, they will try to mend ties so strained that Roh wondered until the last minute whether the meeting should be held. Despite booming bilateral trade, which rose 26 percent last year to $67.8 billion, the two countries have drifted apart in recent months, with tempers flaring in a dispute over how Japan should put its 20th-century history to rest. Full Story

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