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S.Korea Warns of Possible Clash With Japan

Japanese and South Korean negotiators raced to avert a clash Thursday over a set of disputed islets in the Sea of Japan, as Seoul accused Tokyo of neocolonial ambitions and warned of a possible high seas confrontation. Some 20 South Korean gunboats had been dispatched to the area in anticipation of the arrival of Japanese ships planning to survey the resource-rich waters near the islands, which are occupied by South Korea but claimed by Japan. Two survey ships left port on Japan’s west coast Wednesday but have been lingering offshore since, Coast Guard official Masayuki Fujita said. Full Story

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