The comments from Moon Jae-In come in response to Japan's recent export curbs.
Some of the 880 people on the government's list of missing Japanese may not have been seized by North Korea – but Tokyo will continue to demand the release of those it has evidence were taken. Julian Ryall reports.
In the latest move in a tit-for-tat economic and diplomatic dispute, Seoul has accused Tokyo of unlawfully choking off key materials used in making high-tech smartphones and TVs.
North and South Korea are fighting plans by the Japanese government to release radioactive water presently stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant on the northeast coast of Japan into the Pacific Ocean.
Animosity between Tokyo and Seoul has continued to rise at a time when regional cooperation is critical. This growing rift could soon have very negative consequences for both countries.
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