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H&B Stores Suspend Sales of DHC Products as Japan Boycott Intensifies

H&B Stores Suspend Sales of DHC Products as Japan Boycott Intensifies

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s health and beauty (H&B) store industry has suspended sales of Japanese beauty firm DHC Corp.’s products, which has mired in controversy for its anti-Korean remarks. Olive Young, a leading H&B store chain, said it has not been selling DHC products at its online store since Monday morning. [...]

Only 45 pct of S. Koreans Satisfied with Current Bedroom

Only 45 pct of S. Koreans Satisfied with Current Bedroom

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Less than half of South Koreans are currently satisfied with their own bedroom, a recent survey has showed. According to Swedish furniture giant IKEA’s survey of 1,000 residents of Seoul and Gyeonggi Province, only 45.8 percent of all respondents said they were currently satisfied with their bedrooms. The respondents [...]

Anti-Japan Boycott Movement Spreads to Baby and Hobby Items

Anti-Japan Boycott Movement Spreads to Baby and Hobby Items

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The boycott movement against Japanese goods is now going beyond Japanese beer and fashion brands to infiltrate baby products and hobby items. Consumers have been updating the list of boycotted items through social networks, and sharing ways to distinguish Japanese products by checking the barcode. According to SSG.com, Shinsegae [...]

Demand for Hair Loss Products Surges Among Young Women

Demand for Hair Loss Products Surges Among Young Women

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The hair loss market is seeing a marked shift in demographics, as the core purchasing group is switching from male to female and middle-aged to younger generations. According to an analysis of big data on hair loss management products from January to July by online shopping site Gmarket, female [...]

Daiso and Coupang Sweat over Boycott Against Japan

Daiso and Coupang Sweat over Boycott Against Japan

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — With the boycott of Japanese goods intensifying in South Korea, companies that some consumers have labeled as “Japanese companies” are struggling to explain themselves. It is not easy to clear up the misunderstanding as there are some complicated cases of stake relationships that are confusing even to consumers. Daiso, [...]

Controversy over RealDolls Causing Gender Conflicts

Controversy over RealDolls Causing Gender Conflicts

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — With the Supreme Court recently ruling to allow RealDoll imports, controversy over the sale of the lifelike sex dolls seems to have spread beyond simple pros and cons to conflict between men and women. RealDolls are adult products made to resemble a real human body. Male RealDolls are also [...]