• Kyodo


The Foreign Ministry team responsible for handling Japan’s trade disputes will undergo a revamp to better deal with cases brought to the World Trade Organization, government sources said Wednesday.

The move comes after Japan last year lost its bid to overturn a South Korean ban on imports of Japanese seafood in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, and as the neighboring countries are locked in a feud over export controls on tech-related materials.

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