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South Korea boycotts Japanese beer

19 September, 2019

The imports of Japanese beer to South Korea plummeted to almost zero in August this year following a technology trade dispute in July.

Earlier in the summer Japan restricted the import policies of three chemicals used by South Korean tech companies such as Samsung.

The new restrictions came in response to a series of South Korean court rulings forcing Japanese firms to pay for forced labour during WWII.

The result of Japan’s chemical restriction has been a nation-wide boycott by South Korea on a variety of Japanese products, including beer.

According to the Korea Trade Statistics Promotion Institute, Japanese beer dropped 97% in terms of exports to South Korea, a country which values Japanese beer the most after its native brews.

Keywords: japan, south korea




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