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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 [...]

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 [...]