Banners calling for a boycott of Japanese products are displayed inside the Suyu market in Seoul, South Korea, in August 2019. Photo: AP Banners calling for a boycott of Japanese products are displayed inside the Suyu market in Seoul, South Korea, in August 2019. Photo: AP
Banners calling for a boycott of Japanese products are displayed inside the Suyu market in Seoul, South Korea, in August 2019. Photo: AP
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Will more Japanese firms exit South Korea as tensions rise after ‘comfort women’ ruling?

  • Nissan and Olympus were among the 45 Japanese companies that left South Korea in the last financial year
  • Analysts say Covid-19 and fears of economic retaliation could hasten the outflow and in turn, upend US efforts to unite two staunch allies against China

Topic |   Japan
Banners calling for a boycott of Japanese products are displayed inside the Suyu market in Seoul, South Korea, in August 2019. Photo: AP Banners calling for a boycott of Japanese products are displayed inside the Suyu market in Seoul, South Korea, in August 2019. Photo: AP
Banners calling for a boycott of Japanese products are displayed inside the Suyu market in Seoul, South Korea, in August 2019. Photo: AP
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