Japanese tourism and retail hit by decreased number of S. Korean tourists

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South Koreans have been boycotting Japan because
of the trade conflict. That includes not only Japanese products but
travel to the country, and the boycott is apparently taking a told on Japan's tourism
and retail industries. Lee Min-sun reports. About a month since South Koreans began their
mass boycott of Japanese products, the Japanese economy is suffering from a drop in the number
of tourists. Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun reported that
a large drop in spending by South Korean visitors is damaging Japan's tourism and retail industries. The newspaper found that since the boycott
movement started, some 1,100 Koreans canceled their reservations at Japan's traditional
hotels in Oita Prefecture …a popular tourist destination with hot springs. The report also said the number of South Korean
visitors to Japan has decreased by 10 percent in July compared to the same period last year… citing data from Japan's largest travel agency
JTB Corp. Reservations for the jet ferry that runs between
Busan and Osaka have fallen to one-third of the usual amount and many Korean low cost
carriers have decided to cancel their scheduled flights to Japan. Japanese retailers are also suffering from
the boycott. One of the largest shopping outlets in Fukuoka
saw sales decrease by 25 percent during the week up to July 23 compared to the year before. Other major Japanese firms like Asahi and
Kirin Breweries have pulled their TV advertisements from South Korea and Japanese clothing brand
Uniqlo also saw falling sales in July. However, the boycott movement is spreading
to wider areas in South Korea. In addition to customers not buying Japanese
products, many retail shops and traditional markets have declared that they will not sell
Japanese products. South Korea's logistics association also announced
that they will not deliver specific Japanese brands. With the trade conflict between two countries
still lingering, the boycott and its impact on both countries' economies could grow even
larger. Lee Min-sun Arirang News.


10 Comments

Sarah · July 27, 2019 at 4:54 pm

Don’t cry babies when your parents’ businesses bankrupted

zcqg fdkv · July 27, 2019 at 4:54 pm

Determine who will be coming to Japan and regulate more thoroughly! No one can go to Japan! I heard that Japanese people are delighted because crime are decreasing, shoplifting, no change of food and violence etc. We have to hurt Japan more.

xinyiquan666 · July 27, 2019 at 4:54 pm

stop ur BS, japanese tourism is booming, china is largest tourist group to japan, while japanese stop going to korea, and china has banned going to south korea since years ago, about half tourists in korea was chinese, so south korea tourism is dead years ago

Kospi Sell · July 27, 2019 at 4:54 pm

We may see Korean LCC fail to "BANKRUPT". Let's check balance sheet.

nahojanen · July 27, 2019 at 4:54 pm

Korean boycott is still not bad for Japanese as both sides can keep some distance. More troubling is for Koreans to take advantage of anything Japanese (image). When they commit a crime at home or abroad and when arrested, Koreans are likely to claim themselves as Japanese (!). A Korean gang pretending to be Japanese and Taiwanese spit a comfort woman statue.

https://cne.wtf/2019/07/26/arrested-japanese-really-south-korean/
Arrested ‘Japanese’ Really South Korean!

Phnom Penh: A man was arrested for possession of a stimulant on July 24 in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. The Cambodian media said on the 25th, “Two small sachets of stimulant were found in the possessions, detaining Japanese design engineer Hatamura Yuichi, who had been making suspicious movements, in a downtown area in central Phnom Penh.” I reported it all at once. However, when FNN confirmed with the Japanese embassy, ​​it got an unexpected response.

The man was NOT Japanese
After receiving a report on the Japanese arrest, a Japanese embassy representative immediately met with the person. As a result, it was found that the man was not Japanese. However, Cambodian media also believes the Cambodian police saying “Japanese arrested.”

jin park · July 27, 2019 at 4:54 pm

Full of jobless Japanese on comment section. Go watch Japanese news.

Camilo Arjona · July 27, 2019 at 4:54 pm

Wait a minute. They’re boycotting LOTTE too?

Fareast Oracle · July 27, 2019 at 4:54 pm

I suggest Koreans finally all visit their great great great grandfathers in Mongolia. How rude to never visit your ancestors! Put some flowers on the grave of Ghengis Khan in gratitude for all your DNA!
Those who have extra time should go to Russia next and thank Stalin for creating your great DPRK miracle!
Don’t go to Japan you have nothing to thank them for!

山田あゆみ · July 27, 2019 at 4:54 pm

Sorry korean country don't be lie because korean country now is Very Very dangerous economic korean economic now is down by 87percent amd this is the thruth ,korean country you your onw country and lying is not Good

HINDI CRICKET NEWS · July 27, 2019 at 4:54 pm

Stop this progrnda

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