Tension: Japan Is Open to Talks With South Korea On Export Curbs

Japan is ready to explain to South Korea export curbs it applied to materials vital to its neighbor’s tech industry, as their dispute stemming from Japan’s colonial rule stoked worries about global supply chains for semiconductors and computer displays. The two sides were looking to meet on Friday in Tokyo, Sung Yun-mo, South Korea’s industry minister, said in a news briefing Tuesday. His counterpart, Hiroshige Seko, earlier told reporters in Tokyo that Japan is open to working-level talks but has no intention of withdrawing the measures put in place last week on three specialist materials. Tokyo will be watching how Seoul acts, Seko said. “We believe this really depends on South Korea’s response. There is of course a possibility the current restrictions will tighten, but if export controls are firmly managed, things may also loosen. Both are possible,” he said when asked if Japan was considering additional measures. South Korea dismissed accusations it said were raised by Tokyo of it diverting some of the imported materials in question to North Korea. “We urge Japan to halt these groundless claims immediately,” Sung said.
 

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Obviously, there are too many too many things that hinder them...

"Chemicals and equipment bought by South Korean companies from Japan may be helping North Korea build weapons of mass destruction"  - Japan claims.

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Asian reality! Indeed, they are more sophisticated version of the Middle East..I mean, much sofisticated ... other things are pretty similar

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If I understand well: Japan suggests North Korea might be getting WMD help from South Korea, but provides no evidence?!

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2 minutes ago, 50 shades of black said:

If I understand well: Japan suggests North Korea might be getting WMD help from South Korea, but provides no evidence?!

Both governments should release the evidences to discuss this matter...

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The same Japan that was an important part of the dark side of the WWII...

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Someone need to tell Japan’s Abe to stop his imperialistic behavior by hurting South Korea’s trade with Japan. So, maybe he wants to stir anti-Korean sentiment to win parliamentary elections! 

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This is a good example of what can happen when one becomes too dependent on a single supplier.

Diversify.

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