Deputy Chief of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul Kurai and South Korea's Vice FM Kim take their seats before their meeting in Seoul
Deputy Chief of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul Takashi Kurai (L) and Vice Foreign Minister of South Korea Kim Kyou-hyun take their seats before their meeting, after Kim summoned Takashi to deliver a message of protest over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul December 26, 2013. South Korea said on Thursday, Abe's visit to Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine for war dead was a deplorable and anachronistic act that damaged ties between the two countries. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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