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Japan May Soon Gain a Powerful Trade Weapon Against South Korea

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Containers sit stacked on a container ship in Yokohama.

Containers sit stacked on a container ship in Yokohama.

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg
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Japan could soon gain a powerful new trade weapon against its neighbor South Korea.