South Korea announced plans to invest about 7.8 trillion won in research and development to foster the local production and cut reliance on Japanese imports. The Straits Times

South Korea will file a lawsuit to the WTO over Japan’s new export restrictions on key materials which are important to South Korea’s tech industry. Fresh News

South Korea successfully conducted a rocket engine test launch, paving the way for development of its own space launch vehicle. Channel NewsAsia

South Korea’s attempt to fight against fake news has drawn an outcry from civil liberty advocates, who see it as an attack on free expression. ABC News