Dr Lim Tai Wei, NUS

Dr Lim Tai Wei, NUS

16 August 2019
Japan & South Korea's Trade Tensions
Earlier this month, Japan’s cabinet approved the removal of South Korea from a list of trusted export destinations, and imposed controls on the export of semiconductor materials. In tit-for-tat move, South Korea on Monday struck Japan off a list of nations receiving preferential treatment in trade. There is a historical, political root. Seoul says Tokyo is using trade to retaliate over South Korean court rulings that called for Japanese companies to compensate aging South Korean plaintiffs for forced labour during World War II. For more insights, we’re joined by Dr Lim Tai Wei - Adjunct Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute, at the National University of Singapore. He’s also an Associate Professor at the Singapore University of Social Sciences.

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