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Korean Cosmetics and Desserts Gaining Popularity Among Young Japanese Consumers

Korean Cosmetics and Desserts Gaining Popularity Among Young Japanese Consumers

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean cosmetics and desserts continue to be popular among Japanese women despite cold Korea-Japan relations. Shibuya 109, a popular Japanese fashion mall, conducted a survey of 600 female customers between the ages of 15 and 24, showing that many of them prefer Korean products, the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency [...]

Cost the Primary Factor Behind Japan’s Decision to Release Radioactive Water into the Sea

Cost the Primary Factor Behind Japan’s Decision to Release Radioactive Water into the Sea

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Japanese government is attempting to release contaminated water from a disabled nuclear power plant in Fukushima. The primary reason, as anticipated by experts, is the low cost. It costs less to release the water to the sea than by air. Initially, the Japanese government considered three separate means [...]

Japanese Tobacco Maker Unaffected by Boycott Movement

Japanese Tobacco Maker Unaffected by Boycott Movement

SEOUL, July 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the boycott movement against Japanese products marking its first year after being sparked by Japan’s export restrictions against South Korea, consumption of Japanese cigarettes has remained more or less unaffected. The Korea Customs Service reported that South Korea imported 4,220.6 tons of cigarettes from the Philippines between July [...]

S. Korean Imports from Japan Drop Following Japanese Export Restrictions

S. Korean Imports from Japan Drop Following Japanese Export Restrictions

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean economy’s dependence on Japan has been on a downward trend since Japan imposed export restrictions against South Korea in July 2019, the country’s leading business lobby group said Sunday. The share of imports from Japan among overall South Korean imports fell from 9.8 percent in Q1 [...]

Cement Industry Steps Up Efforts to Replace Japanese Coal Ash

Cement Industry Steps Up Efforts to Replace Japanese Coal Ash

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s cement industry has launched a drive to reduce the use of Japanese coal ash, while accelerating efforts to develop technology that can promote the use of domestically-made alternatives. The Korea Cement Association announced on Thursday that it will launch a project to develop process technology and facilities [...]