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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, [...]

Widening Boycott of Japanese Goods Seeps into Culture Sector

Widening Boycott of Japanese Goods Seeps into Culture Sector

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A growing consumer boycott of Japanese goods stemming from an accelerating trade war between the neighbors has also seeped into the cultural front, with many Japanese films and books coming under the shadow of the consumer campaign. In protest of Japan’s initial retaliatory imposition of export curbs on three [...]

7-Eleven Korea Denies Being a Japanese Brand

7-Eleven Korea Denies Being a Japanese Brand

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — As the boycott movement against Japanese goods and services ensues, 7-Eleven is sending out letters to franchise owners in South Korea to argue that the company is “not a Japanese brand.” Korea Seven Co., which runs 7-Eleven convenience stores in South Korea, sent out emergency letters to 9,700 franchise [...]

Businesses Offer Discounts to Travelers Cancelling Trips to Japan and Overseas

Businesses Offer Discounts to Travelers Cancelling Trips to Japan and Overseas

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The prolonged boycott movement against Japanese goods and services is leading South Korean agencies to give out discount benefits to travelers who are cancelling trips to foreign countries, including Japan. The Gyeongju World Culture Expo Foundation will offer a 50 percent discount for the Summer Pool Festival: Hot Summer [...]

Jongno Uniqlo to Shut Down in the Midst of Japan Boycott

Jongno Uniqlo to Shut Down in the Midst of Japan Boycott

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo, which has been hit the hardest by the boycott triggered by Japan’s export restrictions to South Korea, will begin the process of shuttering its branch in Jongno 3-ga. The five-story building in central Seoul, where the branch is located, had a large “for rent” sign [...]

Boycott of Japanese Goods to Intensify as Tokyo Expands Export Curbs

Boycott of Japanese Goods to Intensify as Tokyo Expands Export Curbs

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Calls for a boycott of Japan-made goods in South Korea are expected to come to a boil as Tokyo went ahead with its threat to widen controls over exports of materials by removing Seoul from a list of trusted trade partners despite repeated calls to scrap the move. A [...]