The Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun has reported that most Japanese people support Tokyo's decision to take South Korea off its whitelist of trusted trading partners.
But, it also said that most of them want to see dialogue to resolve the trade dispute.
In a nationwide poll last week, 64 percent of the people surveyed said they support South Korea's removal from Japan's trade whitelist.
Fifty-seven percent, with some overlap, said Tokyo needs to engage South Korea diplomatically over the issue.
Japan took Korea off its trade whitelist late last month.