Japan tightens restrictions on South Korea's advanced technology exports[/rtl]
[rtl]Editorial date: 2019/7/1 8:39 • 75 times read[/rtl]
(Reuters) - Japan will tighten restrictions on the export of high-tech materials to South Korea in response to Seoul's ruling on South Korean workers forced to work in Japanese companies in forced labor during the Second World War, the industry ministry said on Monday.
"South Korea has failed to take any action on the issue of forced labor ... and has damaged trust between the two sides," a ministry of economy, trade and industry official said in a statement,
adding: "With mistrust, we can not have a dialogue and can not ensure appropriate export restrictions "
The tightening of export restrictions, which comes into force on July 4, will slow exports for several months and could affect South Korean technology giants such as Samsung Electronics, SKHynix and LG Electronics,
amid growing Japanese frustration over what it calls" Take Seoul Behind the treatment related to the judgment issued by the Supreme Court last October which Nippon Steel was ordered to pay compensation to workers who were forced to work system of forced labor during World War II problems.
Japan affirms that the issue of forced labor was fully settled in 1965 when the two countries re-established diplomatic relations and denounced the South Korean Supreme Court's ruling and called for the formation of an arbitral tribunal.