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Japan-South Korea rift

A year on, Moon presses ahead with made-in-Korea drive

Seoul expands support for local production of high-tech materials

Seoul is trying to expand homegrown supply of high-tech materials as Japan continues to limit exports of chipmaking materials bound for South Korea.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in has tripled the number of high-tech materials that will receive government research funding, targeting robotics, energy and software, expanding the program one year after its launch in response to Japanese export restrictions.

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