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New Young Adult English Novel to Recount Devastation of Japanese Wartime Sexual Slavery

New Young Adult English Novel to Recount Devastation of Japanese Wartime Sexual Slavery

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A young adult novel on Japan’s wartime sexual slavery, which was recently translated into English, will hit the shelves in the United States and other countries this year to recount the devastation of the Japanese wartime atrocity, according to its publisher Thursday. The 248-page novel, “Trampled Blossoms: What They [...]

Number of S. Korean Visitors to Japan Falls 7.6 pct in July amid Tensions

Number of S. Korean Visitors to Japan Falls 7.6 pct in July amid Tensions

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of South Korean tourists visiting Japan tumbled more than 7 percent in July from a year earlier amid escalating tensions between the two neighbors over history and trade, Japanese government data showed Wednesday. A total of 561,700 South Koreans visited Japan last month, marking a 7.6 percent [...]

S. Korea to Review Olympic Training Camp in Tokyo on Radioactivity Concerns

S. Korea to Review Olympic Training Camp in Tokyo on Radioactivity Concerns

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will review whether to set up a training camp in Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to radioactivity concerns over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown, the sports minister said Wednesday. Sports Minister Park Yang-woo told a parliamentary committee that the government will discuss the issue [...]

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 [...]

Import Curbs Urged on Processed Foods from Fukushima

Import Curbs Urged on Processed Foods from Fukushima

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea should restrict imports of processed foods from Japan’s Fukushima region as radiation has been found in shipments, an opposition lawmaker said Monday. South Korea banned all seafood imports from eight Japanese prefectures near Fukushima in 2013 on concerns over their radiation levels in the wake of the [...]