People gather in Seoul to protest Japan's trade policy shift against South Korea. Photo: Kyodo

South Korea removes Japan from preferred trade list in tit-for-tat move against Tokyo

  • The move comes after Japan’s decision to downgrade South Korea’s trade status, as the diplomatic row between the two countries intensifies
  • A Japanese official believes the impact of the move is likely to be limited
Topic |   Japan

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People gather in Seoul to protest Japan's trade policy shift against South Korea. Photo: Kyodo
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South Koreans rally in Suwon, south of Seoul, demanding Japan abandon its export restrictions. Photo: EPA

Anti-Japanese sentiment in South Korea brews as ‘trade war’ escalates

  • Animosity between both countries has reached a flashpoint over territorial, historical and trade issues
  • Some Japanese in South Korea are wary of discrimination but Zainichi or ethnic Koreans in Japan say xenophobia is an everyday reality
Topic |   South Korea

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South Koreans rally in Suwon, south of Seoul, demanding Japan abandon its export restrictions. Photo: EPA
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