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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 [...]

Japanese Cities Ask S. Korean LLCs to Retain Flight Routes

Japanese Cities Ask S. Korean LLCs to Retain Flight Routes

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Several Japanese local governments have asked South Korean low-cost carriers (LLCs) to retain flight routes to Japan amid a rising boycott of travel to the neighboring country, industry sources said Tuesday. High-level delegations from Japanese cities and prefectures, including Takamatsu City, recently visited such South Korean budget carriers as [...]

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 [...]

Japanese in S. Korea Feel Welcome Despite Anti-Japan Sentiment

Japanese in S. Korea Feel Welcome Despite Anti-Japan Sentiment

SEOUL, Jul. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the anti-Japan sentiment prevalent in South Korea following Japan’s recent export restrictions, Japanese residents or visitors in South Korea feel more or less accepted in the country. Many Japanese residents or visitors in South Korea said they have no direct experience of being threatened by anti-Japanese sentiments in [...]