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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 [...]

S. Korea and Japan Ratchet Up Competition in Vietnam

S. Korea and Japan Ratchet Up Competition in Vietnam

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail companies are engaged in a fierce battle with Japanese companies in the Vietnamese market, which has emerged as a “post-China.” According to the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, Vietnam’s retail industry has been growing rapidly, with an annual average growth rate of 10.9 percent between 2013 and [...]

Boycott of Japanese Products Largest in S. Korean History

Boycott of Japanese Products Largest in S. Korean History

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The ongoing boycott movement against Japanese products is the largest of its kind in South Korean history, led by highly motivated groups of voluntary participants. eMFORCE, a South Korean digital marketing firm, reported on Sunday that the word ‘boycott’ appeared 1.18 million times on social networks this year, which [...]

Japanese Advertising in S. Korea Shrinks by 76 pct Following Boycott

Japanese Advertising in S. Korea Shrinks by 76 pct Following Boycott

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Advertisements of Japanese products in South Korea have plummeted following Japan’s export restrictions imposed against South Korea. Media Audit Korea, a South Korean media management firm, reported that Japanese advertisements in the country’s top four media platforms including television, radio, newspaper, and magazines turned out to have spent 7.2 [...]

Korean, Japanese Teachers Meet to Discuss New Ways to Teach Students About Korea-Japan Relations

Korean, Japanese Teachers Meet to Discuss New Ways to Teach Students About Korea-Japan Relations

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Teachers from South Korea and Japan will meet to discuss new ways to teach students about Korea-Japan relations. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) announced on Thursday that it will invite 15 teachers from Japan to hold a teacher’s exchange program in South Korea. The Japanese teachers will [...]

Japan Boycott Passes 100-day Milestone

Japan Boycott Passes 100-day Milestone

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean boycott of Japanese products, popularized by its slogan ‘I Will Not Buy, I Will Not Go, and I Will Not Wear”, marked 100 days on Tuesday. Some South Koreans are now purchasing Japanese products, but the voluntary participation of the public still leaves little room for [...]