South Koreans sceptical as president offers olive branch to Japan

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By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) – As South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol landed in Tokyo on Thursday his plan to patch up relations with Japan faces lingering scepticism at home. South Korean opposition likely poses little domestic political problem for the conservative Yoon, but could affect how far he is able to go in winning cooperation from Japan, experts said. Yoon’s visit to Tokyo – the first such summit since 2011 – comes after he proposed that South Korean companies compensate plaintiffs who won court cases accusing Japanese firms of using forced labour during Japan’s 1910-1945 occupat…

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