President Moon Jae-in and leaders of the country’s political parties called on Japan, Thursday, to immediately cancel its export restrictions targeting Korean firms ahead of possible additional trade-related sanctions threatened by Tokyo in the coming weeks.
They also agreed to establish a pan-national agency consisting of officials from government and the parties to strengthen cooperation in responding to the looming trade war with Japan. The meeting was the first time Moon had sat down with all party leaders since March 2018.
Moon also requested the parties’ cooperation in swiftly processing an extra budget bill to support companies that are expected to be affected by the restrictions. The LKP’s Hwang called on Moon to reprimand his diplomatic team for their lack of preparedness for the trade war, which could have been predicted months ago.
looming：形容詞，逼（迫）近的。例句：The war is looming.（戰爭迫在眉睫。）
reprimand：動詞，訓斥、譴責、懲處。例句：He was reprimanded by his teacher for swearing.（他因為講髒話而被老師訓斥。）
preparedness：名詞，準備（狀態）。例句：The army is in a state of preparedness for war.（軍隊已進入備戰狀態。）