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Japan-South Korea rift

South Korea's Moon cancels summer break to deal with Japan row

Foreign ministers plan meeting in Bangkok this week to defuse 'white list' issue

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will be working overtime to try and persuade Japan not to remove his country from its preferential white list.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in has canceled his summer holidays as Japan readies to remove Seoul from its preferential "white list" on Friday, pressuring Korean companies that rely heavily on Japanese parts and materials for semiconductor, display and automobile manufacturing.

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