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Japan recalls ambassador to Seoul
Move follows S Korean president's visit to islands close to rich fishing grounds and which may contain gas deposits.
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2012 18:57

Japan is recalling its ambassador in Seoul in protest at South Korean President Lee Myung Bak's visit to a group of disputed islands.

Both claim the islands, which are roughly equidistant from the two countries.

Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane explains.

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