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Uniqlo ad sparks protest, parody as South Korea-Japan dispute flares

9:54am BST

SEOUL A commercial by Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has stirred a consumer backlash in South Korea amid accusations that it mocks victims of wartime forced labour and brothel workers, reopening deep wounds from Japan's colonial past.

Uniqlo ad sparks protest, parody as S.Korea-Japan dispute flares

4:41am BST

SEOUL, Oct 22 A bitter dispute between South Korea and former colonist Japan has flared up, with Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo facing a consumer backlash after a new ad by the company was criticised as mocking victims of wartime forced labour and brothel workers.

Factbox: Disputed isles at centre of feud between Japan, South Korea

01 Oct 2019

TOKYO/SEOUL A South Korean fighter jet conducted a patrol flight over islands at the centre of a territorial dispute with Japan, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday, the latest escalation of a bitter feud over history, trade and territory. [nL3N26M0ON]

Factbox: Disputed isles at center of feud between Japan, South Korea

01 Oct 2019

TOKYO/SEOUL A South Korean fighter jet conducted a patrol flight over islands at the center of a territorial dispute with Japan, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday, the latest escalation of a bitter feud over history, trade and territory.

Factbox: Disputed isles at centre of feud between Japan, South Korea

01 Oct 2019

TOKYO/SEOUL A South Korean fighter jet conducted a patrol flight over islands at the centre of a territorial dispute with Japan, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday, the latest escalation of a bitter feud over history, trade and territory.

Greenpeace posts protest sign over Hyundai billboard in South Korea

16 Sep 2019

SEOUL Greenpeace campaigners climbed a 40-metre billboard advertisement for Hyundai Motor's near its head office in South Korea to post a sign reading "No more internal combustion engines", the environmental group said on Monday.

RPT-South Koreans using spy gadgets to fight workplace bullying

04 Sep 2019

SEOUL, Sept 3 South Korean workers fed up with bullying are being increasingly emboldened by a new tougher labour law to secretly record alleged abuse or harassment by their bosses, boosting sales of high-tech audio and video devices.

South Koreans using spy gadgets to fight workplace bullying

03 Sep 2019

SEOUL South Korean workers fed up with bullying are being increasingly emboldened by a new tougher labor law to secretly record alleged abuse or harassment by their bosses, boosting sales of high-tech audio and video devices.

South Korean boycott hits Japanese beer imports

07 Aug 2019

SEOUL South Korean imports of Japanese beer slumped 45% in July from the previous month in the wake of a consumer boycott sparked by an escalating political and economic dispute between the two Asian neighbours, data showed.

S.Korean imports of Japanese beer nearly halve as consumer backlash grows

07 Aug 2019

SEOUL, Aug 7 South Korean imports of Japanese beer slumped 45% in July from the previous month in the wake of a consumer boycott sparked by an escalating political and economic dispute between the two Asian neighbours, data showed.

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