This just coming in
South Korea's trade minister Yoo Myung-hee has just announced that Seoul is filing a complaint to the World Trade Organization over Japan's tighter export curbs on three strategic materials used in semiconductors and displays.
The complaint will be officially initiated when the South Korean government hands in its request letter for consultations with the Embassy of Japan in Geneva and the WTO to seek the withdrawal of export curbs.
Seoul says Tokyo's export curbs are politically motivated as the measures were retaliation by Japan for the rulings on compensation for Japan's use of Koreans as forced labor before and during World War Two.
If the consultations with Japanese embassy in Geneva and the WTO do not resolve the issues, South Korea will request a WTO panel ruling.