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Asahi and Uniqlo Take Desperate Measures for Survival in S. Korea

Asahi and Uniqlo Take Desperate Measures for Survival in S. Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Japanese beer brands and Uniqlo, major companies affected by the boycott movement in South Korea, are taking desperate measures for survival. Lotte Asahi Liquor Co, the official importer of Asahi beer, has lowered beer prices by 30 percent. Sapporo beer importer M’s Beverage also lowered prices for its beer [...]

Uniqlo Sales Plunge Despite Special Discounts

Uniqlo Sales Plunge Despite Special Discounts

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Uniqlo, a Japanese fashion retailer targeted by the boycott movement in South Korea following Japan’s restrictions on exports to the country, has suffered a plunge in sales despite massive discount offers. Rep. Park Kwang-on reported based on a compilation of data collected from eight credit card companies in South [...]

Number of S. Koreans Staying at Japanese Hotels Halves in Aug. amid Travel Boycott

Number of S. Koreans Staying at Japanese Hotels Halves in Aug. amid Travel Boycott

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of South Koreans staying at hotels and tourist inns in Japan halved in August from a year earlier, data showed Thursday, amid boycott campaign against Japanese products stemming from bitter feuds over trade and history. The Japan Tourism Agency said the number of South Koreans at such [...]

Miyazaki Prefecture Governor Visits Asiana to Keep Route

Miyazaki Prefecture Governor Visits Asiana to Keep Route

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A Japanese prefecture governor met with Asiana Airlines Inc.’s chief executive officer to discuss ways to keep the route to Miyazaki amid Japan’s export curbs, the company said Thursday. On Wednesday, Miyazaki Prefecture Gov. Kohno Shunji paid a visit to Asiana Airlines in Seoul to exchange views on ways [...]

Uniqlo Begins Marketing Offensive in S. Korea

Uniqlo Begins Marketing Offensive in S. Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo is coming back to strengthen its presence in the South Korean market after a setback caused by the boycott movement against Japanese products that began last July. Uniqlo’s new commercial, however, has rekindled controversy following complaints that the ad made fun of Japanese sex slaves. [...]

Boycott of Japanese Products Largest in S. Korean History

Boycott of Japanese Products Largest in S. Korean History

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The ongoing boycott movement against Japanese products is the largest of its kind in South Korean history, led by highly motivated groups of voluntary participants. eMFORCE, a South Korean digital marketing firm, reported on Sunday that the word ‘boycott’ appeared 1.18 million times on social networks this year, which [...]

Japanese Advertising in S. Korea Shrinks by 76 pct Following Boycott

Japanese Advertising in S. Korea Shrinks by 76 pct Following Boycott

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Advertisements of Japanese products in South Korea have plummeted following Japan’s export restrictions imposed against South Korea. Media Audit Korea, a South Korean media management firm, reported that Japanese advertisements in the country’s top four media platforms including television, radio, newspaper, and magazines turned out to have spent 7.2 [...]

Japan Boycott Passes 100-day Milestone

Japan Boycott Passes 100-day Milestone

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean boycott of Japanese products, popularized by its slogan ‘I Will Not Buy, I Will Not Go, and I Will Not Wear”, marked 100 days on Tuesday. Some South Koreans are now purchasing Japanese products, but the voluntary participation of the public still leaves little room for [...]