Japan, south africa, South Korea does not have to fix a dispute with a frosty meeting

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) – South Korea and Japan failed to recover from a dispute that could threaten the world’s supply of microchips and a smartphone after the officials met in Tokyo on Friday to a more than five-hour briefing, which drew the attention of the media, to cold, to start.

Japan has also tightened restrictions on the export of three of the materials that are used in the high-tech equipment, the official quote of what Japan did in the name of “poor management” of the sensitive items have been exported to South Korea, as well as a lack of cooperation on export controls.

However, the dispute seems to have been rooted in a decades-old war or disagreement. It’s going to be in the middle of a deep frustration that, in Japan, about what is regarded as Seoul’s failure to act in response to a South Korean district court ruling that a Japanese company to compensate former forced laborers.

The briefing in Tokyo was met with an awkward start, when the two South Korean bureaucrats were ushered into a small room at the Japanese ministry of trade, where their Japanese counterparts were already there.

Neither side, to be greeted with the other, and in front of the tv cameras, they faced each other in stony silence. A Japanese official later explained that the bureaucrats had met and exchanged greetings. The south Korean media, however, reported that there was a “cold reception” and for their officers, and that the meeting took place in a room that looked like a “garage”.

Japan and South Korea, which is the trade of controls, the system is vulnerable, the Japanese official told reporters after the meeting.

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South Korea has said that it has proposed talks with Japan by July 24. Japan did not say whether it would agree to the request for further discussions was made at a meeting held in Tokyo, japan, Lee Ho-hyeon, a director at the Korean ministry of commerce, told a briefing in Seoul, south korea.


The dispute between the united states of allies it can lead to a disruption of the supply of the chips and lcd screens as against South Korea’s tech giants Samsung and SK Hynix, which is the count of Apple Inc. and other smartphone makers as clients.

Japan has put the curbs on exports of material, such as hydrofluoric acid and the etching gas to be used for the creation of the team — there was no retaliation in the dispute over the compensation to South Koreans forced to work for Japanese companies.

But the more difficult the case, the Japanese media reports that some amount of hydrogen fluoride were shipped off to North Korea after being exported to the South. The hydrogen fluoride may be used in chemical weapons.

Kim, Je-geun, South Korea’s deputy director of homeland security, said that South Korea has a fully-enforced U. N. sanctions imposed on North Korea as well as in the international export control regimes on sensitive materials and dual-use technology.

Work with officials of the Japan (L) and South Korea are to hold a meeting in Japan, and the recent restrictions on exports of high-tech equipment in South Korea to Tokyo, Japan, on July 12, 2019. Japan Pool/Pool via REUTERS

“We express deep regret, that a high-ranking Japanese public officials have recently been making irresponsible comments without presenting a clear basis for them, and to suggest that our government was in violation of the export controls and the non-enforcement of the sanctions,” Kim told a briefing.

“To put an end to unnecessary disputes between them, and in order to determine the factual basis of the Japanese government, it claims to be, we recommend that a panel of U. N. security council experts, or by a competent international organization, to conduct a fair investigation of possible cases of the four major export control violations by South Korea, Japan and russia.”

Japanese officials have declined to comment directly on the reports in the media that South Korea had sent a certain amount of one of the materials to North Korea. The officer informed reporters at the meeting said that the decision on the export curbs were not related to what has been reported.

The south Korean ministry of industry said on Wednesday it had detected 156 cases of illegal exports of strategic goods and on the March ever since 2015, but will not be involved with North Korea.

A Japanese foreign ministry official said the export curbs were not to be referred to as such in the forced-labor score, even though commerce secretary Hiroshige Seko, in the presentation of the pavement, had been referred to the dispute in question, saying that South Korea is the lack of a sufficient response to resolve the problem was to severely damage the confidence between them.

In Japan, it is also likely to decrease in South Korea as a ‘white list’ of countries with a minimum of restrictions.

The relationship between Washington’s two Asian allies, has long been plagued by memories of Japan’s 1910-45 colonization of the peninsula war, including the issue of “comfort women”, a euphemism for women forced to work in Japanese war is in the military, it is awful.

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The dispute over the war in forced labor, made worse last year after a South Korean court ordered the Japanese firm to compensate the former military workers.

Japan says the matter has been settled by the 1965 treaty and the compensation requirements in South Korea, is a violation of international law.

Many Japanese resent being asked to atone for the war, and the deeds to seven decades ago, while many in South Korea doubt the sincerity of Japan’s previous apology.

Reporting by Linda Sieg, Joyce Lee, Jack Kim, Hyunjoo Jin, Jane Chung Ju-min Park; Makiko Yamazaki, and Chris Gallagher; writing by David Dolan; Editing by Robert Birsel and Catherine Evans

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