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As Japan’s controls on chemical exports threaten South Korea’s high-tech sector, politicians and businesses are digging in for the long haul. (Montage by Michael Tsang)
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MITSURU OBE and KIM JAEWON, Nikkei staff writers | South Korea

TOKYO/SEOUL -- Most weekends, the Uniqlo shop in the Hyundai Department Store just north of Seoul is buzzing with customers looking to pick up some of the Japanese chain's trendy, low-cost clothing. But on a recent Sunday in July, it was deserted -- a result of the growing "Boycott Japan" movement spreading across South Korea.

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