South Korean merchants step on boxes bearing logos of Japanese products during a protest rally calling for a boycott of Japanese goods. Photo: EPA

Japan rules out relaxing curbs on hi-tech materials exported to South Korea and hints at further restrictions

  • Japan’s trade and industry minister said what Tokyo does next will depend on South Korea’s response
  • Tokyo’s announcement of export restrictions is seen as a pre-election move by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with an analyst saying it is ‘straight out of Donald Trump’s playbook’
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South Korean merchants step on boxes bearing logos of Japanese products during a protest rally calling for a boycott of Japanese goods. Photo: EPA
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