India  
NewsR.in
> >

S. Korea 'won't be defeated again' by Japan: Moon

Video Credit: Reuters - Politics - Duration: 01:44s - Published < > Embed
S. Korea 'won't be defeated again' by Japan: Moon

S. Korea 'won't be defeated again' by Japan: Moon

Japan announced its intention to remove South Korea from a list of trading partners that enjoy easy-trade access to the country, with South Korea decrying the news, and President Moon Jae-in saying that his country will 'not be defeated again' by Japan, a reference to Japan's occupation of Korea before World War II.

Jayson Albano reports.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

S. Korea 'won't be defeated again' by Japan: Moon

An escalating row between South Korea and Japan Friday (August 2), as Japan moved to strike South Korea from a list of favoured trade partners that enjoy fast-track exports with minimal controls.

It would potentially slow down exports of a wide range of goods that could be used to produce weapons.

Japan said the decision was made on the grounds of national security and not intended to harm bilateral relations.

(SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) JAPANESE CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY, YOSHIHIDE SUGA, SAYING: "This revision was necessary to manage Japan's export system properly..

Based on our stance on various topics, we will remain consistent and firmly await South Korea's appropriate response." The decision comes a month after Japan tightened exports to South Korea of materials used in the production of memory chips and display panels, and would be the first time that Japan removed a country from the list.

South Korea's foreign minister called the decision 'arbitary': (SOUNDBITE) (English) SOUTH KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTER, KANG KYUNG-WHA, SAYING: We are gravely concerned by this decision to say the least.

With South Koreans protesting after the news.

Also drawing the ire of President Moon Jae-in, who fired back in a rare live television broadcast, referencing the Japanese occupation of Korea before World War II.

(SOUNDBITE) (Korean) SOUTH KOREA'S PRESIDENT, MOON JAE-IN, SAYING: "We won't be defeated by Japan again... If Japan attempts to harm our economy, the Korean Government also has countermeasures with which to respond." Relations between the two countries began to deteriorate last year following a dispute over wartime forced labor.

The rift between the two U.S. allies comes at a time when Washington wants both working together on North Korea.

According to a senior White House official, Washington has urged Seoul and Tokyo to consider reaching a 'standstill agreement' for the time being.




You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

North Korea Launches another Missile over Japan [Video]North Korea Launches another Missile over Japan

North Korea Launches another Missile over Japan

Credit: KCAUPublished

Woman Fled North Korea, Only To Starve To Death In Seoul [Video]Woman Fled North Korea, Only To Starve To Death In Seoul

CNN reports hundreds of mourners marched to Seoul's Presidential Palace Saturday. Most were North Korean defectors. They mourned a mother who fled poverty in North Korea, only to die of suspected..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Environmentally friendly: newsR is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 newsR Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest