Leaders of SKorea, Japan mark anniversary of normalized ties

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech at a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of normalizing relations between Japan and South Korea, hosted by South Korean Embassy in Tokyo Monday, June 22, 2015. South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se attended the ceremony. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/Pool Photo via AP)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The leaders of South Korea and Japan attended separate ceremonies Monday in their respective capitals marking the 50th anniversary of the resumption of normal ties — small, mostly symbolic moves that could signal an easing of abysmal relations between the key U.S. allies.

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