Escalation of the political row in Japan and S. Korea reaches the curling tournament

Gangneung in Gangwon Province was booked to be the host city for the South Korea-China-Japan Women’s Curling Competition, beginning on Friday (August 16).

In any case, it has now chosen not to welcome a group from Japan to participate in the competition at the Gangneung Curling Center.

South Korea and Japan are as of now secured an unpleasant exchange war that began a month ago when Tokyo reported they would fix authority more than three synthetic concoctions significant to delivering semiconducters for electronic gadgets.

Semiconductors are South Korea’s top fare and any harm to the business could genuinely risk its financial future.

Japan asserted it was setting such confinements since it accepted they releasing touchy data to North Korea, something Seoul has denied.

The debate took another turn yesterday when Japan expelled South Korea from its “white rundown”, a file of believed exchange accomplices.

This would prompt significantly more postponements in fares of things like automobile parts and family unit gadgets to South Korea.

Coordinators of the occasion in Gangneung had initially wanted to keep to their arrangement to welcome a group from Japan.

They altered their perspective, nonetheless, after the choice to expel South Korea from the “white rundown” and pulled back the idea of money related help for the Japanese group.

The competition, planned to end on August 18, will rather include the Gyeonggi Provincial Government Team picked as South Korea’s national group for the 2019-2020 season, “Group Kim” that won the ladies’ silver decoration at Pyeongchang 2018, and the North Gyeongsang Sports Council Team.

They will be joined by a group from China’s Harbin University Team.

Prior, two South Korean ladies’ groups avoided the Hokkaido Bank Curling Classic, a piece of the World Curling Tour, held in Japan from last Thursday to Sunday (August 1 to 4).

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