S. Korea to remove Japan from export 'white list': finance minister


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South Korea will remove Japan from its "white list" of trusted trading partners, Seoul's finance minister said Friday, reciprocating just hours after a similar move by Tokyo.

"We will continue making efforts to solve this issue diplomatically," said Hong Nam-ki "but we will also remove Japan from our white list and go through a process to strengthen our export controls".