South Korean students protest near the Japanese embassy in Seoul after Japanese officials questioned the credibility of Seoul’s sanctions against North Korea while justifying Tokyo’s stricter controls on hi-tech exports to South Korea. Photo: AP

South Korea seeks US intervention to heal deepening rift with Japan over hi-tech export restrictions

  • Seoul has warned the dispute could have negative consequences for the South Korea-US-Japan trilateral alliance
  • Stand-off has been exacerbated by suggestions in Japan that South Korea failed to prevent exports of dangerous material to North Korea
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South Korean students protest near the Japanese embassy in Seoul after Japanese officials questioned the credibility of Seoul’s sanctions against North Korea while justifying Tokyo’s stricter controls on hi-tech exports to South Korea. Photo: AP
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