South Korea calls for 'cooling-off' period in trade row with Japan

Topics South Korea | Japan

South Korea is exploring all options in a bitter trade row with Japan, including scrapping an intelligence sharing pact, but wants a cooling off period with Tokyo, a senior South Korean official said on Saturday.

The trade row escalated on Friday when Japan removed South Korea from a favoured trading nations list, prompting Seoul to warn it would not be defeated again by its neighbour, laying bare decades-old war time animosity. South Korea may consider revoking a military information sharing pact as a countermeasure, a view raised.....

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