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Japan-South Korea rift

South Korea to lodge WTO complaint over Japan's export curbs

Rift widens as Seoul calls Tokyo 'politically motivated' and 'discriminatory'

Japan is making it more difficult for South Korea's big chipmaking industry to get its hands on key precursor materials.

SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korea's trade minister said the country plans to file a complaint over Japan's tighter export controls at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday, accusing Tokyo of being "politically motivated" and "discriminatory".

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