20 May '11, 10am

Japan warns S.Koreans over tour of disputed island

Japan warns S.Koreans over tour of disputed island

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan vowed on Friday to take action against any visit by South Korean lawmakers to a Russian-held island at the centre of a bitter dispute between Tokyo and Moscow. -- PHOTO: AP TOKYO - JAPANESE Prime Minister Naoto Kan vowed on Friday to take action against any visit by South Korean lawmakers to a Russian-held island at the centre of a bitter dispute between Tokyo and Moscow. Press reports said three members of a South Korean parliamentary committee, campaigning to reassert Seoul's claim in another territorial spat with Tokyo, were planning to visit one of the disputed southern Kuril islands on Tuesday. 'We are in the middle of verifying the press reports,' Mr Kan told an upper house budget committee. 'If it is proven true, we will deal with it properly.' He did not elaborate on what form action might take. The reports came as an embarrassment...

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