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Yoon seeks to hasten military, supply chain cooperation with Japan

South Korean president says the U.S. allies are in talks to lift export controls

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol will seek to improve ties with Japan in a two-day visit to Tokyo this week. (Photo courtesy of South Korea's Presidential Office)

TOKYO -- Yoon Suk Yeol expects to use his first visit to Japan as South Korea's president to accelerate cooperation on issues of regional concern such as supply chains and North Korea.

"I expect substantial cooperation among South Korea, Japan, the U.S. and Taiwan, who lead the semiconductor industry, to contribute to securing global supply chains," Yoon said in a written interview with Nikkei.

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