Chill likely to remain in Japan-South Korea ties under PM Kishida

South Korean President Moon Jae-in (left) was among the first to send a congratulatory message to Japan's new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (right). PHOTOS: AFP, REUTERS
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SEOUL - The inauguration of every new Japanese leader brings renewed hope in South Korea that the two neighbours can finally improve frayed bilateral ties.

But experts say that, like on previous occasions, the chill will likely remain this time round, more so since bilateral ties will not be a priority in both capitals.

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