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Boycott Spreading to Target Japanese Cigarettes

Boycott Spreading to Target Japanese Cigarettes

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The boycott movement against Japan within South Korea, sparked by export restrictions imposed last month by Shinzo Abe’s government, has even spread to Japanese brand cigarettes. The number of cigarettes imported to South Korea from the Philippines came to 403 tons last month, down 31.9 tons or 7.3 percent [...]

S. Korean Card Spending on Japanese Goods Halves in Past Month

S. Korean Card Spending on Japanese Goods Halves in Past Month

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ credit card spending on Japanese products has more than halved in the past month amid an escalating trade row between the two countries, government data showed Thursday. Korean consumers have staged a campaign against Japanese products and travel to the neighboring country since early July when Japan [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]