Japan-South Korea trade row puts hi-tech material exports at risk

South Korea threatens retaliatory moves as Japan restricts exports of hi-tech components to its companies.

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    South Korea is threatening to hit back against Japan's new trade restrictions on the export of raw materials used to make smartphones and other hi-tech gear.

    It's now feared that a dispute which began over compensating Korean labourers forced to work in imperial Japan could evolve into a trade fight.

    Al Jazeera's Rob McBride reports from Seoul.


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