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Japanese Travelers to S. Korea Still Outpacing Korean Visitors to Japan amid Trade Row

Japanese Travelers to S. Korea Still Outpacing Korean Visitors to Japan amid Trade Row

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — More Japanese tourists have visited South Korea than South Koreans have visited the Asian neighbor since August, data showed Sunday, after their countries have been engaged in an unprecedented trade row, sparking a boycott of Japanese goods and services here. The number of Japanese visiting South Korea reached 329,652 [...]

Japanese Retailer Posts Net Plunge in S. Korea amid Trade Row

Japanese Retailer Posts Net Plunge in S. Korea amid Trade Row

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean unit of Japanese conglomerate Fast Retailing Co. said Thursday its net profit fell 9.9 percent in the January-September period from a year earlier due to local sentiment against Japanese products. The company, which sells Uniqlo and GU brand products, said in a regulatory filing that its [...]

Fake Recruitment Advertisement Sharply Criticizes Japanese Military’s Sexual Slavery

Fake Recruitment Advertisement Sharply Criticizes Japanese Military’s Sexual Slavery

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A college bulletin board posted a job recruitment notice that suggested a good salary and comfortable employment conditions. However, it contained an ingenious twist. On Tuesday, a notice was posted on the Daegu Catholic University bulletin board and social media sites such as Facebook that offered a salary of [...]

Should Relics of Japanese Imperialism in S. Korea be Preserved?

Should Relics of Japanese Imperialism in S. Korea be Preserved?

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Next year marks the 75th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule, but debate over whether to preserve the remains of Japanese imperialism continues unabated across the country. First of all, controversy is raging in Incheon over the demolition of a complex of dormitories built by Mitsubishi during [...]

Boycott Movement against Japanese Products Affects Food Products the Most

Boycott Movement against Japanese Products Affects Food Products the Most

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a prolonged boycott movement against Japanese products, most consumers are in fact refusing to purchase goods made in Japan. In a survey conducted by the Korea Rural Economic Institute on 1,519 households in South Korea, 81.5 percent of all consumers supported the boycott movement. The result comes as [...]

Wartime Documents Show Japan’s Role in Recruiting Comfort Women

Wartime Documents Show Japan’s Role in Recruiting Comfort Women

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Wartime documents showed the Japanese government was involved in forcing Korean women to serve as “comfort women” at Japan’s military brothels during World War II, Kyodo News reported Friday. The Japanese army asked that there be one comfort woman for every 70 soldiers, Kyodo reported, citing the documents collected [...]

Asahi and Uniqlo Take Desperate Measures for Survival in S. Korea

Asahi and Uniqlo Take Desperate Measures for Survival in S. Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Japanese beer brands and Uniqlo, major companies affected by the boycott movement in South Korea, are taking desperate measures for survival. Lotte Asahi Liquor Co, the official importer of Asahi beer, has lowered beer prices by 30 percent. Sapporo beer importer M’s Beverage also lowered prices for its beer [...]

Number of S. Koreans Staying at Japanese Hotels Halves in Aug. amid Travel Boycott

Number of S. Koreans Staying at Japanese Hotels Halves in Aug. amid Travel Boycott

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of South Koreans staying at hotels and tourist inns in Japan halved in August from a year earlier, data showed Thursday, amid boycott campaign against Japanese products stemming from bitter feuds over trade and history. The Japan Tourism Agency said the number of South Koreans at such [...]