South Korean president to skip Olympics after ‘inappropriate’ comments – .

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in has canceled plans to attend the Tokyo Summer Olympics and meet Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, his office said on Monday – after a senior Japanese diplomat said the leader “masturbated” if he thought he had a Suga top.

The two countries were in talks to hold a high-level meeting during the Games to improve relations which have plunged to their worst level in years due to historic disputes.

But things took a turn for the worse after a Japanese diplomat at the Seoul embassy reportedly compared the South Korean president’s efforts to indulge himself.

“President Moon is masturbating,” Soma told a reporter for a South Korean cable news channel on Friday, according to The UK Times.

“Japan doesn’t have time to care as much about the relationship between the two countries as South Korea thinks. “

The Japanese ambassador berated his deputy Hirohisa Soma for his “highly inappropriate” comments, but a Blue House official said on Monday that the comment was “difficult to tolerate”.

Although Seoul and Tokyo had “meaningful discussions” on historical issues, progress was deemed “still insufficient,” the Blue House said.

In Tokyo, Suga expressed his “regrets” for the comments, telling reporters: “These are extremely inappropriate remarks. “

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (pictured) have canceled plans to attend the Tokyo Summer Olympics and meet.
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He added: “Anyway, we want to communicate firmly with the South Korean side…

Kyodo News, citing an anonymous government source, reported that Tokyo was planning to “remove” Soma from his role because of his controversial remarks.

Relations between Japan and South Korea, two of the United States’ main allies, are strained by ongoing disputes over compensation for early 20th-century Japanese colonial rule over the Korean Peninsula.

Seoul Minister of Sports and Culture Hwang Hee will lead the South Korean delegation to the Olympics, which begin on Friday.

A general view of Fukushima Azuma Stadium ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
A general view of Fukushima Azuma Stadium ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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With post wires

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