Japan export curbs on South Korea may widen rift over wartime labour compensation

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Japan export curbs on South Korea may widen rift over wartime labour compensationJapan's restrictions on certain tech exports to South Korea are deepening a decades-long feud over wartime forced labour and may make compromise harder as leaders in both countries appeal to their political bases. Japan's tighter export restrictions on three materials crucial for smartphone displays and microchips could hit tech giants, such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and SK Hynix Inc, that supply chips to the likes of Apple Inc and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. They also underscore Japan's grip on a key link in the global supply chain. Polling data on Friday showed 61% of South Koreans blamed the Japanese government for the current row and 67% were willing to boycott Japanese products.

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