"If it's what Japan intends to be, it will never succeed", Moon added. South Korea sees the trade curbs as retaliation for South Korean court rulings earlier this year that ordered Japanese corporations to compensate South Korean victims for forced labor during World War II.
South Korea took delivery of its first two F-35 jets in March, with more slated to arrive this year.
In the 2015 and 2016 reports, . the panel of experts confirmed some parts manufactured by Japan were used in North Korea's unmanned aerial vehicles found in South Korea's Paju, Samcheok and Baengnyeong-do Island.
He said South Korea has been imposing stringent export controls on arms and sensitive materials that can be used for both civilian and military purposes as a signatory of major worldwide pacts that govern such transactions.
He stressed that his country will overcome this situation as it did in the past with the help of people's power.
After Japan accused South Korea of sharing sensitive technology with North Korea, Seoul responded today by suggesting that the United Nations - which imposed sanctions prohibiting such transfers - should investigate Japan's claim.
He said South Korean officials protested that Japan was providing only "very abstract" reasons for its stricter export controls.
The South Korean officials did not push for the restrictions to be lifted in the working-level meeting, according to a Japanese official who briefed reporters.
The dispute comes at a delicate time for Moon, as slumping exports and growing joblessness drag on the South Korean economy. "Even more Japanese products could have gone to North Korea through the global black market".
David Stilwell, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, told NHK in an interview the United States encourages both sides to focus on other issues in the region, notably North Korea, the Japanese public broadcaster said. Retailers have also reported modest drops in sales of Japanese beer.
Complicating the matter are Japanese media reports that some quantity of one of the materials covered by the export curbs, hydrogen fluoride, was shipped to North Korea after being exported to the South. Hydrogen fluoride can be used in chemical weapons.
South Korea plans to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization and will raise the issue at next week's WTO General Council in Geneva, the country's Trade Ministry said Sunday.