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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 [...]

Japanese Tobacco Maker Unaffected by Boycott Movement

Japanese Tobacco Maker Unaffected by Boycott Movement

SEOUL, July 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the boycott movement against Japanese products marking its first year after being sparked by Japan’s export restrictions against South Korea, consumption of Japanese cigarettes has remained more or less unaffected. The Korea Customs Service reported that South Korea imported 4,220.6 tons of cigarettes from the Philippines between July [...]

S. Korean Imports from Japan Drop Following Japanese Export Restrictions

S. Korean Imports from Japan Drop Following Japanese Export Restrictions

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean economy’s dependence on Japan has been on a downward trend since Japan imposed export restrictions against South Korea in July 2019, the country’s leading business lobby group said Sunday. The share of imports from Japan among overall South Korean imports fell from 9.8 percent in Q1 [...]

Boycott Movement Against Japanese Products Hits Imported Beer Market Hard

Boycott Movement Against Japanese Products Hits Imported Beer Market Hard

SEOUL, July 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The ‘No Japan’ boycott movement against Japanese products that broke out last July after Japan imposed export restrictions on South Korea has had a serious impact on last year’s imported beer market. The Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp. reported Thursday that the retail market for beer in the [...]