A notice campaigning for a boycott of Japanese-made products at a store in Seoul. Photo: AP

Toyota, Lexus, Honda and Nissan cars ‘kimchi slapped’ in South Korea amid rising trade tensions

  • A car owner found their vehicle covered with the fermented food, while another smashed his eight-year-old Lexus, saying he was embarrassed to have a Japanese car
  • Calls continue for Koreans to boycott Japanese goods over Tokyo’s restrictions on a number of important industrial exports
Topic |   Japan

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A notice campaigning for a boycott of Japanese-made products at a store in Seoul. Photo: AP
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Crystal Tai

Crystal Tai

Crystal covers business trends and cultural criticism, with a special focus on Northeast Asia, for the Asia desk. Before joining the SCMP, she contributed to Quartz, i-D Magazine, Monocle, Wallpaper, Lonely Planet and other publications. Her broadcast commentary has been featured on BBC Radio, CGTN and other media.