World Ch. Schedule : WED 20:00 KST
* Date : 2020-07-01
The South Korea-Japan relations continue to deteriorate since Tokyo’s implementation of export curbs on key semiconductor materials to Seoul. It’s been one year since the economic retaliation, but the two countries have yet to find a way to thaw conflict. Japan, which intended to hamper the Korean economy, is rather taking backfire from its action. Japanese firms and the tourism sector were affected as South Koreans initiated a nationwide boycott of Japanese goods and travels. The Abe Administration is losing its grip within Japan as more people start to state that issuing export restrictions was a bad idea. Moreover, with Tokyo continuing to stay unwilling to solve the trade issue, Seoul reopened its WTO complaint over the export curbs. Could a breakthrough be found between the two nations? We are joined by a group of experts for a discussion on these issues.