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President Moon vows to beat Japan with 'inter-Korean peace economy' : S. Korea leader's call comes after Tokyo expels Seoul from white list of trusted export destinations

Aug 06, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

South Korean President Moon Jae-in yesterday renewed calls for an "inter-Korean peace economy" to surpass Japan, evoking their bitter shared history and stoking nationalistic zeal as he lambasted Tokyo for expelling Seoul from a white list of trusted export destinations.

"We must not stop at merely overcoming Japan's trade retaliation, but proceed further to adopt an even wider perspective and summon an unshakeable resolve that will help us surpass the Japanese economy," he said at a meet...