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Japan-South Korea rift

Korea Inc. ditches Japan chipmaking materials for homegrown supply

Export curbs give South Korean materials makers chance to blossom

Inside a South Korean semiconductor factory: Many companies are reevaluating their supply chains in response to Japan's export curbs. (Photo courtesy of SK Hynix)

SEOUL/OSAKA -- South Korea's chip and display makers have turned to homegrown chemicals to fill the vacuum after Tokyo imposed export curbs, which may deal a bigger blow to Japanese companies in the long run.

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