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Japan-South Korea rift

South Korea digs in its heels on Japan tariffs after WTO ruling

Anti-dumping duties dating to 2015 add fire to trade feud

A South Korean protester holds an anti-Japan sign at a rally in August. Bilateral ties have cooled in recent months over trade and historical disputes.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- South Korea does not plan to drop anti-dumping tariffs on Japanese pneumatic valves despite a ruling Monday by the World Trade Organization favoring Japan, exposing a deep divide between the two countries amid heightened tensions.

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