South Korea to file WTO complaint over Japan trade curbs

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization over Japan's tightened export controls on key materials South Korean companies use to make computer chips ...

Micron gets green light for NT$66 billion investment in Taiwan plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After announcing on Monday (Aug. 26) that it was building a new plant coded A3, U.S.-based dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chip maker Micron Technology Inc. today (Aug. 28)...

South Korea to remove Japan from preferred trade list

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Monday that it has decided to remove Japan from a list of nations receiving preferential treatment in trade in what was seen as a tit-for-tat move foll...

With Seoul's new export restrictions, Japan looks to Taiwan for semiconductor supply

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following Japan’s decision to remove South Korea from a “white list” of approved trading partners, Seoul responded by saying that it would begin restrict...

Asian stocks plunge on US-China trade war worries

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets plunged Friday after President Donald Trump's surprise threat of tariff hikes on additional Chinese imports. Tokyo's main market index fell 2.5% an...

The Latest: S. Korea vows stern response to Japan trade move

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Japan downgrading South Korea's trade status (all times local): 11:30 a.m. South Korea's presidential office has expressed "deep regret" ...

Japan OKs removing South Korea from preferred trade status

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has approved the removal of South Korea from a "whitelist" of countries with preferential trade status, escalating tensions between the neighbors. Friday's Cabinet...

S. Koreans shun Japanese beer, travel, cars as disputes grow

BUNDANG, South Korea (AP) — When Lee Kyung Eon and her friend recently scrapped their plans to go to Japan for their summer vacation and paid $135 penalty for canceling plane tickets, they joined a gr...

Japan-Korea trade row to grow with new Tokyo export limits

TOKYO (AP) — A plan by Japan to expand restrictions on exports of sensitive materials to South Korea is likely to ripple across high-tech industries and deepen antagonisms between the East Asian neigh...

'Boycott Japan' sweeps across South Korea in wake of Tokyo's export controls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The diplomatic relationship between Japan and South Korea, already strained over the past year, has deteriorated further in the wake of Japan’s decision to restrict ...

SKorea leader says Tokyo’s trade curbs will hurt Japan more

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In his strongest comments yet on a growing trade dispute, South Korea’s president urged Japan on Monday to lift recently tightened controls on high-tech exports t...

SKorea leader says Tokyo's trade curbs will hurt Japan more

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In his strongest comments yet on a growing trade dispute, South Korea's president urged Japan on Monday to lift recently tightened controls on high-tech exports to South Kore...

Taiwan to surpass S. Korea as largest semiconductor making market in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is set to surpass South Korea as the largest and fastest-growing semiconductor manufacturing equipment market in the world with a growth rate of 21.1 percent this year, ...

Tensions over history, North keep Japan, South Korea at odds

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and South Korea, two major U.S. allies, are again at odds, this time over Tokyo's decision to tighten controls on exports of sensitive materials that are mainly used in computer chi...

Japan-S. Korea relations continue to deteriorate over Tokyo's export restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Japan is looking to curb the export of materials vital to South Korean chipmakers, potentially causing a supply crisis for Korean tech giants. Japan has announced new restri...