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Japan export restrictions are not countermeasures over forced wartime labour

REUTERS
Published Jul 13, 2019, 1:11 pm IST
Updated Jul 13, 2019, 1:11 pm IST
South Korean officials did not ask that Japan withdraw the export restrictions.
Japan also told the South Korean officials that South Korea’s trade control system was “vulnerable”. (Photo: AFP)
 Japan also told the South Korean officials that South Korea’s trade control system was “vulnerable”. (Photo: AFP)

Japan’s industry ministry said on Friday officials briefed their South Korean counterparts on Japanese export restrictions and reiterated that they were not countermeasures in a row over the issue of forced wartime labour.

South Korean officials did not ask that Japan withdraw the export restrictions, a Japanese ministry official told reporters, after a meeting between the two sides that lasted more than five hours.

 

Japan also told the South Korean officials that South Korea’s trade control system was “vulnerable”.

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