A man walks past an advert featuring Japanese and South Korean flags in Tokyo. Photo: AP

Patriotism vs pay packet: Japan-South Korea tensions test migrant workers

  • Japan has offered myriad opportunities for young South Koreans struggling to secure a foot on the career ladder in recent years
  • But diplomatic tensions between the two neighbours threaten to derail the plans of some jobseekers
Topic |   Japan

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A man walks past an advert featuring Japanese and South Korean flags in Tokyo. Photo: AP
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Tsushima Island is just 50 km from the coast of South Korea and its strategic position and natural defences have long made it an important naval outpost for Japan. Japan National Tourism Organisation

From Nissan sales to Tsushima tourism, trade spat with Korea hits Japan in the pocket

  • The prolonged dispute has seen Koreans call for a boycott on Japanese products, with exports of everything from cars to beer dropping
  • The island of Tsushima is among those suffering most, as its economy is largely reliant on visitors from South Korea
Topic |   South Korea

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Tsushima Island is just 50 km from the coast of South Korea and its strategic position and natural defences have long made it an important naval outpost for Japan. Japan National Tourism Organisation
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