Japanese newspapers call for dialogue to resolve Seoul-Tokyo trade spat diplomatically

Japanese newspapers call for dialogue to resolve Seoul-Tokyo trade spat diplomatically


Leading Japanese media outlets are calling
on Seoul and Tokyo to resolve their trade dispute diplomatically. In an editorial,… Mainichi Shimbun said
if both sides continue to take a hardline approach,… tensions will only grow and there
will be no way out. It said if Tokyo removes Seoul from its whitelist
of preferred trading partners… South Korea’s boycott of Japan will only get
worse,… and it urged dialogue and concessions. Asahi Shimbun said that linking trade issues
to political and historical matters undermines Tokyo’s commitment to promoting free trade. It said that both nations have fallen into
a vicious cycle of criticizing each other,… and that they should not forget that they
have many areas to cooperate in,… such as security and North Korea. Meanwhile, the Tokyo Shimbun warned Japan’s
export curbs could have serious implications for its own economy. It also called for the two neighbors to seek
a resolution through dialogue, not confrontation.

5 thoughts on “Japanese newspapers call for dialogue to resolve Seoul-Tokyo trade spat diplomatically

  1. Japan never rejects another meeting possibility. But it's waste of time (money) to come to hold another meeting unless Korea first gets its own "homework" done

  2. Meanwhile Korean conservative media outlets critical to the Blue House are coming under "witch-hunt" threat. Free speech is disappearing in South Korea…. preparation for a re-unification with the totalitarian North.

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