The Japanese government has issued an export permit for the first time today (8th) on one of the three semiconductor core materials that the Japanese government has regulated to export to Korea. It has been 34 days since we announced the regulation last month. What I thought was going to take three months in a long time due to the difficulty of the export screening, I gave my permit today earlier than expected, but I think I'm looking for something.

Let's take a look at Yoo Sung-jae's report and find out what Japan is thinking.


The Japanese government approved one export of photoresist out of three semiconductor and display materials items that had been individually requested for export to Korea since early last month.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has determined that there is no risk of being converted into a weapon, and said the reason for the export approval.

The Seko Economic and Industry Awards asserted that the permit revealed that export control measures were strictly controlled and not blocked.

[SECO / Japan Economic Industry Award: The South Korean government has decided to disclose the exceptions in light of the fact that the Korean government unfairly denies this measure as a ban on exports.]

The export permit was the first case in 34 days since Japan tightened export restrictions on three items, including high-purity hydrogen fluoride, on the 4th of last month.

Originally, the government's export review is expected to take 90 days.

[Suga / Japan Secretary of State: Demonstrates that a legitimate transaction is granted without permission.]

The Japanese government, however, hinted that the weaknesses in trade management in Korea have not been completely addressed, and that the export restrictions to South Korea will be more stringent.

Japanese media say it is possible to expand the list of regulated items, which are listed and regulated, from more than 1,300.

Yoo Sung-jae, one export license that I thought would take about three months, was released in about one month today. What should Japan say?


Yes, yesterday I only allowed one case, showing one case that a private company's deal without a weapons-only possibility would give me this permission, and this was intended to avoid public criticism by arguing that it was not retaliation. There seems to be

The 34-day 90-day grant allowed me to worry about it, but the Japanese government might say that this is not going to Korea, but rather to ease the dissatisfaction of Japanese firms, which have had three tough exports. It seems to be right to see.


This means that Japanese companies that have been exporting to Korea have been complaining a lot about the Abe regime because of this measure.


Companies that export three items to Korea have been able to export comfortably with up to three years of comprehensive permits, and have received individual permits since last month.

I have a lot more documents to submit to the government.

In the case of hydrogen fluoride, it is necessary to obtain a pledge from a Korean company not to use it for military purposes.

Even so, it is said that the government is often demanding additional vocations on the part of the enterprise, which is a heavy burden.


In short, I gave you an export permit today, this is not economic retaliation. Let's watch what Korea is doing in the future.


The permit is likely to insist that the "export regulations are not a violation of the WTO rules," and that the Japanese government will try to decide whether to increase or decrease the scope of export regulations to Korea.

We need to keep an eye on today's report of the Sankei Shimbun, which is a representative of the Abe regime.

In the future, the Japanese government will issue export licenses and increase the number of individual licensed items if something is wrong. In other words, once the preferential rules have been removed, the government will be able to harass Korea as needed. .

(Video coverage: Moon Hyun Jin)