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Coupang Faces Boycott amid Criticism of Working Environment, Founder

Coupang Faces Boycott amid Criticism of Working Environment, Founder

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — E-commerce giant Coupang Inc. is under fire for its poor working environment and its founder following a massive fire at one of the company’s warehouses. Some netizens are leading a boycott of Coupang by canceling their membership and deleting the Coupang app. ‘Leaving Coupang’ has become a real-time trend [...]

Korean Drama Stokes Controversy over Historical Distortions, Igniting Boycott Against Advertisers

Korean Drama Stokes Controversy over Historical Distortions, Igniting Boycott Against Advertisers

SEOUL, March 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Tension between South Korea and China is escalating as the latter presents groundless claims that elements of the former’s inherent culture such as hanbok, kimchi and pansori originated in China. Against this backdrop, a new South Korean drama is under fire for featuring a string of scenes that have [...]

S. Korea’s Trade Deficit with Japan Inches Up amid Weaker Boycott

S. Korea’s Trade Deficit with Japan Inches Up amid Weaker Boycott

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s trade deficit with Japan edged up in the first 10 months of the year, data showed Thursday, as a local boycott of Japanese consumer goods shows signs of losing steam. Seoul posted a trade deficit of US$16.56 billion in the January-October period, compared with $16.42 billion during [...]

Japanese Breweries Attempt to Regain Foothold in S. Korea Through Price Cuts

Japanese Breweries Attempt to Regain Foothold in S. Korea Through Price Cuts

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — After going through a complete collapse amid the ‘No Japan’ boycott campaign in South Korea, Japanese breweries are striving to regain a foothold through price cuts. Lotte Mart, the hypermarket chain operated by Lotte Shopping, is now holding a promotional event selling four cans of Asahi beer that its [...]

Calls for ‘Mulan’ Boycott Rise Ahead of South Korea Release

Calls for ‘Mulan’ Boycott Rise Ahead of South Korea Release

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Walt Disney’s live action film “Mulan” is facing the risk of boycott even before its release in South Korea after the movie sparked controversy for justifying China’s human rights violation against the ethnic minority Uyghurs. The hashtags #BoycottMulan and #BanMulan have gone viral on Twitter and other social media [...]

One Year After ‘Boycott Japan’ Movement, Majority of Koreans Still Avoid Japanese Goods

One Year After ‘Boycott Japan’ Movement, Majority of Koreans Still Avoid Japanese Goods

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — More than a year after Japan imposed export restrictions against South Korea, igniting a boycott movement against Japanese goods, 3 out of 4 Korean consumers said they are still participating in the boycott movement. According to a survey conducted by the Korea Broadcast Advertising Corp. of 1,000 Koreans from [...]