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Japan to tap private lawyers for trade suits after stinging loss

WTO decision in favor of South Korea spurs Tokyo to revamp approach

The ministry also hopes to recruit private-sector legal experts, with an eye on grooming them for high-ranking posts at the WTO and other international organizations.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan will overhaul the way it deals with international economic disputes, including the enlistment of private-sector expertise and raising the status of international litigation unit at the foreign ministry, after losing its case against South Korea's ban on seafood imports at the World Trade Organization.

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