South Korean demonstrators urge a boycott of Japanese goods. Photo: EPA

Japan-South Korea ‘trade war’: Moon warns Tokyo not to ‘force Seoul’s hand’ over export curbs on hi-tech materials

  • The South Korean president will meet heads of 30 major conglomerates on Wednesday to discuss a response to Japan’s announcement
  • He said Seoul preferred ‘a diplomatic settlement’ as tit-for-tat measures were undesirable for both countries
Topic |   Trade

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South Korean demonstrators urge a boycott of Japanese goods. Photo: EPA
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A man protests against Japan’s decision to restrict exports outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul. Photo: Kyodo

South Koreans call for boycott of Japanese cars, beer and cosmetics as ‘trade war’ intensifies

  • Japan this week announced restrictions on hi-tech materials exported to South Korea, as both countries remain locked in a row over forced labour
  • An online petition calling for Seoul to ‘retaliate’ against Japan garnered 17,000 supporters in four days
Topic |   Japan

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A man protests against Japan’s decision to restrict exports outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul. Photo: Kyodo
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