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
Topic |   Trade

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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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South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Photo: AP

South Korea’s Moon warns Tokyo against taking trade dispute into ‘dead-end street’

  • President Moon Jae-in met with senior executives from 30 leading companies and criticised Japan for imposing export curbs on three materials for political purposes
  • Moon said he would ‘drastically’ increase spending and support domestic production to reduce dependence on foreign suppliers
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Photo: AP
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