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Japan-South Korea spat takes a toll on Tokyo tech shares

Investors sell Japanese chemical companies and buy US chipmakers

U.S. chipmaker Micron Technology's stock price shot up on Monday on the American stock market.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Stocks in Japanese suppliers of chemicals and materials needed to fabricate semiconductors have taken a beating ever since the government announced Monday that it will restrict exports of chipmaking materials to South Korea.

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