Japan will remove South Korea from its list of trusted trade partners, deepening a bitter row between the two countries.
The decision to strike South Korea off its so-called “white list” puts fresh trading restrictions on the country.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday condemned Tokyo’s “selfish” act and threatened possible retaliation.
The trade spat, which includes curbs on tech supplies, has sparked fears over risks to the global electronics sector. Read more