The Korean government is also discussing today's amendment to the import and export system, which excludes Japan from export preferential countries.

An official from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy told a ministerial meeting today that the agenda for changing the strategic material import and export system is discussed.

The government has been categorizing Japan as an export preferential country and has provided the benefits of guaranteeing exports for a certain period of time through one screening.

The government plans to announce a revision plan for importing and exporting strategic materials in response to Japan tomorrow or early next week.