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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 [...]

Court Begins Process to Sell Assets of Japanese Firm Involved in Wartime Forced Labor

Court Begins Process to Sell Assets of Japanese Firm Involved in Wartime Forced Labor

SEOUL, June 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A local court has decided to begin a legal procedure that could lead to liquidating seized assets of a Japanese firm that has ignored a ruling to compensate Korean victims of Japan’s wartime forced labor. According to the legal representatives for four Korean plaintiffs Wednesday, the Pohang branch of [...]

Korean Companies Turn Japanese Export Restrictions into Opportunity

Korean Companies Turn Japanese Export Restrictions into Opportunity

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean companies that embarked on domestic production of hydrogen fluoride after Japan’s export restriction last year have recorded satisfactory performance. It is seen as an exemplary case where companies, both large and small, and the government joined hands to turn the crisis into opportunity. Soulbrain Co., a South [...]

Imports of Japanese Consumer Goods Down for 7th Month amid Boycott

Imports of Japanese Consumer Goods Down for 7th Month amid Boycott

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s imports of key consumer goods from Japan fell for the seventh consecutive month in January as a boycott of Japanese goods has dragged out amid their monthslong feud over their shared wartime history, data showed Tuesday. Imports of consumer goods from Japan dipped 35.9 percent from a [...]

Petition Against Use of Japan’s Imperial Flag During Tokyo Olympics Draws over 56,000 Signatures

Petition Against Use of Japan’s Imperial Flag During Tokyo Olympics Draws over 56,000 Signatures

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A petition by a South Korean nongovernmental organization calling for a ban on the use of Japan’s imperial-era flag during the upcoming Tokyo Olympics has drawn over 56,000 signatures. The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a Seoul-based group that promotes South Korean history and culture, posted the petition [...]

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 [...]