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More than Half of Job Seekers Want to Work Overseas – But Not in Japan

More than Half of Job Seekers Want to Work Overseas – But Not in Japan

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of South Korean job seekers want career experiences overseas, a recent study revealed. Saramin, an online job search platform, conducted a survey of 3,545 adults, 55 percent of whom said they wanted to work overseas. More male respondents (60.5 percent) wanted to work overseas than women [...]

Imports of Japanese Consumer Goods Down for 7th Month amid Boycott

Imports of Japanese Consumer Goods Down for 7th Month amid Boycott

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s imports of key consumer goods from Japan fell for the seventh consecutive month in January as a boycott of Japanese goods has dragged out amid their monthslong feud over their shared wartime history, data showed Tuesday. Imports of consumer goods from Japan dipped 35.9 percent from a [...]

Imported Car Sales Fall 3.1 pct in January as Japanese Brands Struggle

Imported Car Sales Fall 3.1 pct in January as Japanese Brands Struggle

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of imported cars in South Korea fell 3.1 percent in January from a year earlier due to lower demand for Japanese brands amid trade tensions between Seoul and Tokyo, an industry association said Wednesday. The number of newly registered foreign vehicles fell to 17,640 units last month from [...]

Japanese Travelers to S. Korea Still Outpacing Korean Visitors to Japan amid Trade Row

Japanese Travelers to S. Korea Still Outpacing Korean Visitors to Japan amid Trade Row

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — More Japanese tourists have visited South Korea than South Koreans have visited the Asian neighbor since August, data showed Sunday, after their countries have been engaged in an unprecedented trade row, sparking a boycott of Japanese goods and services here. The number of Japanese visiting South Korea reached 329,652 [...]

Japanese Retailer Posts Net Plunge in S. Korea amid Trade Row

Japanese Retailer Posts Net Plunge in S. Korea amid Trade Row

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean unit of Japanese conglomerate Fast Retailing Co. said Thursday its net profit fell 9.9 percent in the January-September period from a year earlier due to local sentiment against Japanese products. The company, which sells Uniqlo and GU brand products, said in a regulatory filing that its [...]