FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Minister of Economic system, Commerce and Business Hiroshige Seko leaves the European Fee headquarters after a gathering on metal overcapacity, in Brussels, Belgium March 10, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Walschaerts
TOKYO (Reuters) – Business minister Hiroshige Seko stated on Tuesday that Japan was “not pondering in any respect” of withdrawing restrictions on Japanese high-tech exports to South Korea and that the curbs didn’t violate World Commerce Group guidelines.
Whether or not Japan implements further restrictions relies on South Korea’s response to the matter, Seko informed a daily information convention after a cupboard assembly.
Japan introduced curbs final week on high-tech exports of supplies utilized in smartphone shows and chips to South Korea amid a rising dispute over South Koreans pressured to work for Japanese corporations throughout World Conflict Two.
Reporting by Takaya Yamaguchi, Kaori Kaneko, Chris Gallagher; Modifying by Jacqueline Wong