- Title: South Korea summons Japan ambassador as export trade curbs take effect
- Date: 28th August 2019
- Summary: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (AUGUST 28, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** CAR CARRYING JAPAN'S AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH KOREA, YASUMASA NAGAMINE, ARRIVING AT SOUTH KOREA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY BUILDING / NAGAMINE GETTING OFF CAR AND WALKING TOWARD ENTRANCE NAGAMINE ENTERING TO BUILDING EXTERIOR OF SOUTH KOREA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY SIGN READING (Korean / English): "MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS"
- Embargoed: 11th September 2019 05:13
- Keywords: South Korea Foreign Ministry Vice Foreign Minister Japan ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine
- Location: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- City: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: South Korea
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001AU4RUPZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: South Korea summoned Japan's ambassador on Wednesday (August 28) to protest a decision to remove Seoul's fast-track export status, which took effect amid a deepening political and economic feud.
Japan dropped South Korea from a so-called "white list" of favoured trade partners this month, which could mean more paperwork and on-site inspections for some Japanese exporters and potentially slow supplies of a range of goods.
South Korea called in Japan's ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine to lodge a formal complaint and demand that the "white list" decision be reversed, a South Korean foreign ministry official said. Nagamine was met at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul by South Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Cho Sei-young.
Relations between the two countries worsened late last year after South Korea's Supreme Court ordered compensation for some Koreans forced to work at Japanese firms during Japan's 1910-45 occupation of Korea.
(Production: Daewoung Kim, Minwoo Park)
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