A notice in shop in Seoul informing customers that it is boycotting Japanese products. Photo: EPA

South Koreans want to avoid Muji, Daiso and Nintendo, but brand confusion could undermine any boycott of Japanese goods

  • A simmering dispute over export curbs and compensation for wartime forced labour has many in South Korea swearing off products of Japanese origin
  • But in such an interconnected, globalised world, pinning down exactly where something comes from can be easier said than done
Topic |   South Korea

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A notice in shop in Seoul informing customers that it is boycotting Japanese products. Photo: EPA
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