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Japanese, S. Korean lawmaker groups to meet on Nov. 1

  • September 10, 2019
  • , Jiji Press , 1:49 p.m.
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A Japanese nonpartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday decided to hold a joint meeting with its South Korean counterpart in Tokyo on Nov. 1.

The meeting, initially planned for mid-September, was postponed after Seoul’s decision to scrap its intelligence-sharing pact with Tokyo, called the General Security of Military Information Agreement, or GSOMIA.

“We’ll work hard to increase our tolerance to shape good Japan-South Korea relations at this tough time and resolve issues in accordance with international common sense,” stressed Fukushiro Nukaga of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, who heads the Japanese lawmaker association for the two countries’ friendship.

Former Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeo Kawamura, another association executive, said, “Now is a very important time” before GSOMIA expires on Nov. 23.

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