Japan and South Korea have raised the stakes in a dispute in supplies of smartphones and chips, where ROK denounced Japan for transferring sensitive chemicals to DPRK. EJ Insight  

Japan seeks third-party arbitration with South Korea over the dispute of forced wartime labor during Japan’s colonial rule.   Fresh News

Foreign Ministers of Japan and South Korea held phone talks to discuss bilateral ties and compensation for wartime forced labor. The Japan Times

Japan has reacted angrily after Seoul’s Supreme Court ordered a Japanese steelmaker to compensate four South Koreans for wartime labor in Japan. Asia Times