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U.S.'s North Korea envoy to visit Japan, South Korea next week

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will travel to Japan and South Korea next week to coordinate efforts to secure the denuclearization of North Korea, the State Department said in a statement on Friday.

Biegun will be in Japan from Monday to Tuesday and in Seoul from Tuesday to Thursday, the statement said. (Reporting by Eric Beech; editing by Jonathan Oatis)