South Korea’s civil boycott of Japanese goods has lasted for a year. A consumer survey released by South Korea’s Zhenxing commune on the 12th showed that 75% of South Koreans still refuse to buy Japanese goods.
according to the news from radio international of South Korea on the 13th, South Korea broadcast advertisement Zhenxing commune conducted a survey on 1000 people aged 20-50 years old in the country from July 13 to 16. 75% of the respondents said that they still boycotted Japanese products, and 53% of the respondents expected to boycott Japanese products for more than two years. The products involved in the boycott of Japanese goods included clothing, wine and daily necessities, among which clothing accounted for the largest proportion.
in July last year, the Japanese government implemented an export control policy on South Korea and removed South Korea from the trade “white list” a month later. At that time, the Anti Japanese sentiment of the South Korean people was high, and they launched a boycott movement against Japanese goods, which has continued to this day. South Korea’s imports of Japanese consumer goods fell by 23.4% in July from a year earlier, according to data released by the South Korean government on August 10, due to consumer resistance triggered by trade disputes between South Korea and Japan. Among them, Japan’s beer import was only 685000 US dollars, a year-on-year decrease of 84.2%; Japan’s automobile import was 52.35 million US dollars, a year-on-year decrease of 52%.
affected by the boycott of Japanese goods, Japanese and Korean enterprises suffered heavy losses. UNIQLO, a Japanese clothing brand, closed 13 stores in South Korea from August last year to the end of July this year, and will close another 9 stores in August, Yonhap said on July 31. Nissan will withdraw from the South Korean market before December this year due to the continued downturn in sales. Olympus, a Japanese optical and imaging company, stopped selling cameras in South Korea from June 30 and closed its online mall.