The confrontation between South Korea and Japan surrounding the export control of semiconductor materials has intensified. Korean media said that domestic anti-Japanese sentiment is "proliferating in all directions." Abe said that "the relationship of trust has collapsed." Analysts said that the dispute between South Korea and Japan has transcended the scope of trade and has evolved into diplomatic and security friction.
Japan Between KoreaThe relationship of trust has collapsed-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made such a categorical statement in an interview with Fuji TV on the 7th. South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivered a speech on the 8th, "requesting Japan to remove control measures and start sincere consultations between the two countries." The Japanese side once again replied strongly that "Prime Minister Abe will not soften his attitude and will not respond."
South Korean media reported that the Blue House has launched a general mobilization in response to the confrontation between the South Korean and Japanese governments to deal with the worst. At the same time, the "boycott of Japanese goods" has "proliferated" among the South Korean people. According to reports, the number of Korean supermarkets participating in the "Boycott of Japanese goods" action this week will be close to 4,000At home, notices saying "No Japanese products" were posted everywhere, refusing to sell Japanese-made products, and the shelves were empty.
In response to the rise in anti-Japanese sentiment, on a large South Korean social network, some South Korean people posted a post about "joining the boycott of Japanese goods", listing all Japanese companies in South Korea, and calling for "not using Japanese products for the time being" and "not going." Japan travel" and "Please use Korean products if possible" etc. There are even postings asking Japanese artists to withdraw from the Korean entertainment industry.
South Korea-Japan relations have deteriorated sharply in this round, and the direct fuse was the Japanese announcement in early July. Strict semiconductor export restrictions. South Korea has the world’s top semiconductor manufacturing industry, which is also one of its economic lifelines, but it heavily relies on Japan to provide three key types: "hydrogen fluoride", "fluorinated polyimide" and "photoresist". Materials.
South Korea’s "Chosun Ilbo" commented that Japan has been cruel to the semiconductor industry. The official reason is that South Korea "violated sanctions against North Korea."", "endangering national security," but in essence, "for Abe, these export restrictions were eventually pulled out by Japan after South Korea broke up the "comfort women" agreement, issued a labor sentence, and a radar targeting incident occurred. Sharp sword. "Japan is likely to take the second, third and fourth rounds of sanctions against South Korea.
On the 9th, South Korea’s Samsung Vice President Lee Jae-yong went to Japan. Lee Jae-yong is proficient in Japanese and has served as Samsung’s chairman since his father Lee Kin-hee Since the beginning of theConductor material. However, this incident stems from the diplomatic conflicts between South Korea and Japan, and the role that Lee Jae-yong can play may be extremely limited.
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