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South Korea accuses Japan of 'lukewarm' stand on North Korea sanctions

16 Jul 2019

SEOUL/TOKYO Relations between U.S. allies South Korea and Japan deteriorated on Tuesday with South Korea questioning Japan's commitment to U.N. sanctions against North Korea, while a South Korean legal case looked set to aggravate old wartime animosity.

Japan-South Korea feud deepens with disputed accounts of trade meeting

13 Jul 2019

SEOUL/TOKYO A row between Japan and South Korea escalated on Saturday, with contested accounts of a frosty meeting the day before that had failed to make progress on a dispute that could threaten global supplies of microchips and smartphone displays.

Japan, South Korea fail to mend dispute with frosty meeting

12 Jul 2019

SEOUL/TOKYO Japan and South Korea failed to mend a dispute that could threaten global supplies of microchips and smartphone displays after officials met in Tokyo on Friday for a more than five-hour briefing that drew media attention for its frosty start. | Video

Exclusive: LG Chem considering building second U.S. EV battery plant - sources

11 Jul 2019

SEOUL/DETROIT South Korean electric vehicle (EV) battery maker LG Chem is considering building a second U.S. factory, three people familiar with the matter said, accelerating a race to add capacity to meet growing global demand for green vehicles.

RPT-FEATURE-Appetising prospects: Uber founder takes aim at S. Korea's shared kitchen market

10 Jul 2019

* S.Korea restaurant sector seeing rapid shift to shared kitchens

Japan curbs could drag on, hurt global economy - Moon

10 Jul 2019

SEOUL Japan's export curbs on key materials used by South Korean tech companies could drag on despite diplomatic efforts to end the dispute, South Korea's president said on Wednesday, pledging to help firms to reduce their reliance on Japanese suppliers.

Japan, South Korea raise stakes in dispute over forced labor

10 Jul 2019

TOKYO/SEOUL Japan and South Korea raised the stakes on Tuesday in a dispute that threatens to disrupt global supplies of smartphones and chips, with South Korea denouncing Japanese reports it had transferred a sensitive chemical to North Korea.

Appetising prospects: Uber founder takes aim at South Korea's shared kitchen market

10 Jul 2019

SEOUL Chef Youm Jung-phil plans to close his restaurant in Seoul's affluent Gangnam district this month, worn down by the rising cost of labour and rent as well as declines in the number of customers eating in.

Japan rebuffs Seoul's calls to scrap export curbs

10 Jul 2019

TOKYO/SEOUL Japan pushed back on Tuesday against calls from South Korea to scrap curbs on some high-tech exports, ratcheting up tension in a decades-old diplomatic dispute that threatens to disrupt the global supply of memory chips and smartphones.

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