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'Dr. Kospi' loses its sway to China

South Korea should dust off Itochu exec's 1973 plan for building trading houses

South Korean President Moon Jae-in needs to shake up his country's economy before investors lose interest in it. (Yonhap/Kyodo)   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japan's curbs on semiconductor material exports to South Korea have created an international fuss. But if South Korea's economy were strong, the fuss would not amount to much.

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