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Japan-South Korea rift

58% in Japan support export curbs on South Korea: Nikkei survey

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks with reporters in Tokyo on July 22, a day after the upper house elections. (Photo by Toshiki Sasazu)

TOKYO -- Japanese export curbs on key semiconductor materials to South Korea are supported by 58% of respondents in Japan, a Nikkei-TV Tokyo survey has found.

Tokyo's restrictions enjoy wide approval, backed by 67% of respondents who support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration and 54% of those who do not support his government. Overall, only 20% of respondents oppose the policy.

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