South Korean and Japanese leaders are still shouting hard words about sanctions. According to Yonhap News Agency, South Korean President Wen Zaiyin said on October 10 that the government would do its utmost to solve the problem diplomatically. He hoped that the Japanese government would respond to this and not continue to walk out of the way.
Reported that Wen Zaiyin in the same day in Tsingwa Tai and South Koreas 30 large enterprise group president to discuss Japans export control measures, said. Wen said that the South Korean government has rigorously demanded that Japan deregulate and is committed to formulating countermeasures. This is the first time that the ROK formally asked Japan to lift the restriction measures on 8 th of this month. The ROK government once again urged Japan to take sincere measures to solve the problem.
Wen Jae-in discussed Japans export control measures with the presidents of 30 large Korean conglomerates in Tsingwatai on October 10.
Wen criticized that the measures taken by the Japanese government to combat the Korean economy in order to achieve political goals and to make speeches related to sanctions against the DPRK without any basis are absolutely detrimental to friendly relations and security cooperation between the two countries.
Wen also said that even if efforts were made to resolve the issue through diplomatic channels, the possibility of a long-term situation could not be ruled out. Although the situation is very regrettable, we must be prepared to deal with all the possibilities.
Japan has been very tough on export control to South Korea. Japans ambassador to South Korea, Changling Anzheng, held talks with Yoon Xiangshen, chairman of the South Korean Parliaments Diplomatic Unification Committee on the 8th. After the talks, Anzheng Changling said that Japans export control measures were not only due to the issue of labor compensation, but also to the collapse of the trust relationship between the two countries.
Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe mentioned South Koreas World War II labor compensation on Fuji TV on the evening of July 7, but he said Japans export control measures were due to problems in South Koreas export management. Asked if his alleged problems in South Korean export management were related to North Korea, Abe did not answer directly, but said that if South Korea can not provide evidence to prove that South Korea has effectively fulfilled its export management regulations, we can not export to it.
Japans Asahi Shimbun said Thursday that the Abe government showed a strong attitude towards South Korea. Japans export control measures against South Korea were directly attributed to the Korean courts decision to compensate Japanese enterprises for forced labor expropriation during World War II. Given that July 21 is the election day for Japans Senate, the Abe government has taken a tough stance in order to get more votes.
According to South Koreas Central Daily, Abe aims to restrict exports to South Korea on the pretext that South Korea violates sanctions against North Korea, to Japan on the grounds of national security, and to incite the international community to distrust South Korea. The report quoted a Japanese source as saying that for Abe, these measures are after South Korea tore up thecomfort womenagreement, made a labor expropriation judgment, and the occurrence of radar targeting incident, Japan finally pulled out the sword, which can not be recovered in a short time. That is to say, Japan is likely to take the second, third and even fourth round of sanctions against South Korea.
Abe attacked South Korea for unfounded reasons, Koreas Chosun Ilbo said Wednesday. The dispute between South Korea and Japan has gone beyond trade disputes and turned into security frictions. Diplomatic circles are concerned that the Korea-US-Japan alliance is collapsing in terms of economy and security.
Source: Global Network Responsible Editor: Shi Jianlei_NBJ11331