Senior trade officials from Japan and South Korea will meet next month to discuss Tokyo's tightened controls on tech-related exports to its neighbor, trade minister Hiroshi Kajiyama said Friday.

The director-general-level meeting, set to take place during the third week of December in Tokyo, will be the first in 3½ years and the first since Japan took the measures in July.

Preparatory talks will be held Wednesday in Vienna, Kajiyama told a news conference, adding working-level officials also met on Thursday.