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Japan-South Korea rift

Moon struggles to draw Korean executives into trade spat with Japan

Business leaders say Seoul should consult with Tokyo over export curbs, not them

SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in summoned business leaders Wednesday to discuss a response to new export curbs imposed on chipmaking materials by Japan, but received only a lukewarm response from those in attendance.

Moon accused Japan of playing politics with the export curbs, which Tokyo has hinted are a response to sensitive materials being smuggled from the South to North Korea.

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