Trump ready to help resolve South Korea-Japan dispute
US President Donald Trump said Friday he remained at the ready to help South Korea and Japan solve their thorny decades-long dispute over World War II-era forced labor that has blighted their trade ties. "If they need me, I'm there," Trump said.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday offered to help ease tensions in the political and economic dispute between Japan and South Korea, which threatens global supplies of memory chips and smartphones.
Lingering tensions, particularly over the issue of compensation for South Koreans forced to work for Japanese occupiers during World War Two, took a turn for the worse this month, when Japan restricted exports of high-tech materials to South Korea.