Japan has demanded that South Korea rethink a mango mousse dessert it plans to serve at summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, because it features a map of the Korean peninsula, including islands disputed with Japan.

The mousse, labeled “Spring of the People” in a publicity photo, features islands known as Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in Korea, which lie about halfway between the East Asian neighbours in the Sea of Japan, which Seoul refers to as the East Sea.

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