Video PlayerClose TOKYO, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) — Japan on Friday decided to remove South Korea from a list of nations entitled to simplified export control procedures, a move that has already triggered a harsh backlash from Seoul and will likely see ties further soured between both countries. The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved plans to remove South Korea from its “white list” of countries, raising the stakes in a bitter diplomatic row between the two neighbors. The removal of South Korea from the list will take effect on Aug. 28 following the necessary completion of domestic procedures, Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko said at a press conference on Friday. Seko maintained that the move by Tokyo was not aimed at curbing trade or supposed to damage bilateral ties between both countries, but did point to some perceived “deficiencies” on South Korea’s part. “Today’s Cabinet decision is a review of the implementation of Japanese export policies in response to some deficiencies in South Korea’s export control system and its application,” Seko said. “Japan has no intention for this to alter relations with South Korea, and it is not meant as a countermeasure against certain issues,”… Read full this story
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