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Japan-South Korea rift

South Korea reviews export screening in nod to Japan

Trade feud shows signs of easing with negotiations back on track

Containers at the Busan New Port: Japan has concerns that its materials exports to South Korea are being leaked to countries like North Korea, where they are being used for military purposes.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korea is expanding its screening team for strategic exports by 50% to 45 members on Jan. 1, in response to Japanese concerns that chipmaking chemicals shipped to the country were being leaked for military use.

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