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No winners in Japan's tech trade restrictions on South Korea

Tokyo slaps on export controls only two days after G-20 declaration

The Japanese government has laid out new restrictions on shipping chemicals for semiconductors to South Korea.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Leaders at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka jointly declared they would "strive to realize a free, fair, nondiscriminatory" trade and investment environment, and would keep their markets open.

But just two days later, the Japanese government announced tightened controls on exports of semiconductor materials to South Korea.

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