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On the Spot
: Lee Min-hyung
Sat, July 20, 2019 | 14:49
Washington unwilling to actively mediate Seoul-Tokyo trade friction
The United States is unable to engage in the deepening trade feud between Korea and Japan, as Washington cannot pick a side with either of its major Asian allies, according to the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia.
| 2019-07-17 17:10
Japan urged to abide by free trade principles
Calls rise to send PM to Japan as special envoy
'Korea-Japan trade friction to hurt global value chain'
US diplomat to discuss trade scuffle between Seoul, Tokyo
A top U.S. diplomat for East Asia is visiting here to convey Washington's view that Seoul and Tokyo should seek a diplomatic solution to their burgeoning trade war. David R. Stilwell, the new U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, will arrive in Seoul, Wednesday, to hold talks with foreign ministry officials including Minister Kang Kyung-wha, an...
| 2019-07-16 17:15
Seoul, Tokyo may resume high-level talks
Trade war approaching critical point
This week will be crucial for both South Korea and Japan as the feud between the two countries continues after working-level talks over Japan's export controls ended without results.
| 2019-07-16 16:54
US diplomat meets Seoul officials on Korea-Japan row
Seoul, Tokyo may resume high-level talks
Parties united in criticizing Japan's economic revenge
Abe jeopardizes S. Korea-US-Japan security cooperation
The Japanese government is threatening the cornerstone of security in Northeast Asia - the United States-initiated trilateral system on which both South Korea and Japan rely - as Tokyo is suspected of selling sensitive materials and dual-use technology.
| 2019-07-15 17:17
Seoul, Washington stand together to resolve Japan issue
The United States will back South Korea's responses in resolving an ongoing trade row with Japan over the latter's restrictions on the export of some high-tech resource materials, a senior presidential aide said, early Friday (KST). “I can tell you that Washington has fully acknowledged Seoul's view that Tokyo's discriminatory trade export controls is directly disrupting glob...
| 2019-07-12 16:28
Seoul seeks US backing over trade war
Calls are growing for the United States to intervene in the deepening trade friction between South Korea and Japan after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe imposed new restrictions on exports that could hurt South Korea's tech industry.
| 2019-07-10 16:53
South Korea responds to US call for support on Indo-Pacific Strategy
Moon warns Japan not to aggravate row
PM calls for additional budget to counteract Japan's retaliation
Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon urged the National Assembly, Tuesday, to pass the government's supplementary budget in order to free up funds to counteract Japan's recent imposition of export curbs on resources crucial for Korean semiconductor and IT companies.
| 2019-07-09 17:15
Trade feud with Japan feared to hurt Korea's growth
Authorities look into S. Korean's defection to NK
The South Korean government and intelligence authorities are looking into additional details over a South Korean national's recent defection to North Korea.
| 2019-07-08 17:06
New North Korea nuclear envoy in spotlight
Kim Myong-gil, a former North Korean ambassador to Vietnam, is coming to the forefront as a highly probable figure to lead the North's delegation for the upcoming working-level discussions with the United States.
| 2019-07-07 16:56
Time to root out internal discord at overseas embassies
Despite Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha's promises of “stern punishment” for any ethical lapses among ministry officials - if found - controversy surrounding the ministry is showing no signs of abating.
| 2019-07-04 16:46
Typhoon Danas to hit Korean Peninsula on Saturday
Korea-Japan dispute spreads to security
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Anti-Japan protest picks up steam
Lotte bears brunt of Japan trade conflict
Sanctions halve North Korea's 2018 trade
Korea, North Macedonia establish diplomatic relations
Bolton to visit Tokyo, Seoul next week to mediate trade row
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