Top Seoul officials in U.S. to discuss trade tensions stirred by Japan's export curbs

Top Seoul officials in U.S. to discuss trade tensions stirred by Japan's export curbs



our top story this morning senior South
Korean officials are in Washington amid the country's escalating trade tensions
with Japan they want the u.s. to use its sizeable influence over Japan to urge it
to change course now Tokyo has imposed heavily restrictive trade control
measures on Seoul that many watchers say are likely to hurt other global IT
giant's including those based in the US as much as they harm South Korean
companies are Oh Sooyoung starts us off South Korea's deputy national security
adviser Kim Yun dong is in Washington to discuss major trade and security issues
with his US counterparts the trick comes amid growing regional trade tensions
after Japan and posts unprecedented export curbs on key high-tech components
bound for South Korea speaking to reporters at Dallas International
Airport on Wednesday local time before transferring planes for Washington Kim
confirmed the trace part will be one of the main topics of discussion I'm here
as there are many issues to discuss with White House officials and lawmakers that issue will certainly be discussed
most differently Horace top diplomat for bilateral economic affairs Kimi sang is
also in Washington Tomita scant spot Rowland's a merciless of the US State
Department he will also sit down with Mark nappa
the State Department's deputy assistant secretary for Korea and Japan to discuss
matters of mutual interest Kim is expected to explain the potential impact
of Tokyo's controversial trade measures and the possible spillover effect on
global businesses South Korean companies produce three quarters of the world's
DRAM chips about half of 3d non semiconductors and
the lion share of OLED displays which are used by other global IT giants such
as us-based firms Apple under the South Korean officials are likely to ask
Washington to defuse the trace back before it escalates even further was
young Arirang news

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