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A South Korean man stabbed himself during a protest over the arrival of Japanese envoys in Seoul.
In what seemed like a small protest in the South Korean capital, took a dramatic turn as one of the demonstrators calmly stabbed himself in the stomach.
Police disarmed the 63-year-old and led away when they found out. He was then taken to the hospital by a police vehicle.
There's bitter resentment in South Korea of Japanese rule between 1910 and 1945. His fellow protesters stayed put to voice their opposition to the arrival of Japanese special envoys in Seoul for talks.
Oh Cheon-do, anti-Japan protester said that, "Japan has to send its special envoys here after it makes an apology to Korea and the international society. Without the apology the special envoy's visit doesn't mean anything."
Relations between South Korea and Japan soured further last August when outgoing President Lee Myung-bak visited a set of islands to which both lay claim.
The Japanese special envoys were due to meet his successor Park Geun-hye.