Recently, Japan imposed economic sanctions on South Korea and imposed export controls on products and materials needed by South Korean high-tech electronics companies. This behavior was strongly opposed by the South Korean government and citizens. According to a report from Overseas.com on July 7, South Korean nationals have spontaneously set off a vigorous "boycott of Japanese goods" activity, and it is becoming more and more intense. On Naver, a search engine commonly used by Koreans, "Boycott Japan" became a hot search term for a while.
According to overseas reports, the Korea Marketing Association recently held an event near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, calling for a boycott of Japanese goods. Many members of the association shouted in unison, condemning Abe The government also condemned Japan's export material control to South Korea. Some small and medium retail business owners announced the suspension of sales of Nissan products. They stepped on cartons printed with the logos of Japanese companies such as Honda, Mitsubishi, and Asahi Beer, and the media made the scene public. According to Korean media, more than 230 stores participated in the boycott of Japanese goods, including convenience stores with smaller business scales, mobilizing more than 100,000 people in total.
Overseas.com reported that on the 6th of this month, a notice was posted in a supermarket in Seoul stating that "Japanese products are not sold." Instant noodles and seasonings from Japan are on the shelves. Disappeared. In this store, 4 cans of beer produced in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan were sold for 10,000 won (RMB 60). They sold very well, but the owner said that for the country, he decided to take the goods off the shelves. The owner said, Although sales in the store will decrease, he will continue to do so until Japan withdraws its trade sanctions against South Korea.
As of last Friday, South Korean netizens posted "Prefer to boycott Japanese goods" messages on the government website have been collected Nearly 25,000 responses. The stock market of South Korean overseas travel companies plunged last week. On Thursday, the stock price of Asiana Travel Service fell by nearly 3%, and on Friday, it fell in succession. Japanese media "Asahi Shimbun" reported on the 7th that recently some supermarkets in Seoul have removed all Japanese products such as food from their shelves. According to Japanese media analysis, this impact mayIt is temporary, but many Japanese companies have expressed their anxiety about it.
Japan and South Korea are geographically close and have relatively similar cultural backgrounds of Chinese characters. The national character is also related to the economy. According to overseas reports, South Korea imported 54.6 billion products from Japan last year and purchased 11.5 billion worth of services from Japan. At the same time, South Korea’sThe value of exports is about 30.5 billion and the value of exports is about 8.7 billion.
However, for some time Since then, there have been many shadows in the development of relations between Japan and South Korea. During World War II, Japan forcibly occupied the Korean Peninsula. South Korea has dealt with historical issues such as "comfort women", forced labor, and Dokdo.Condemned Japan times. In the context of modern economic globalization, Japan and South Korea still have certain competitive relations in the economic field. The economic sanctions imposed by Japan on South Korea this time have impacted South Korea's high-tech electronics industry, which is regarded as the lifeblood of the economy. Under the influence of "new hatred and old hatred", it is conceivable that South Korean people's emotions rebounded strongly.