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South Korea urges co-operation with North against economic rival Japan : Moon pushes for a 'peace economy' in comments that come as surprise after recent escalation in tensions between Seoul, Pyongyang

Aug 06, 2019 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

South Korea's President on Monday described the country's escalating trade war with Japan as a wake-up call to revamp its economy and issued a nationalistic call for economic co-operation with North Korea, which he said would allow the Koreas to erase Japan's economic superiority in "one burst."

President Moon Jae-in made the comments in a meeting with senior aides to discuss Japan's imposition of trade curbs on South Korea. They came as a surprise, since North Korea has raised tensions in...