The Whole Country Boycotted Japanese Goods
In South Korea, the people have a tradition of “dominant body”.
What is "the body is not the same"? As the name implies, it means that the body and the land have the same attributes and cannot be separated. According to Xinhuanet, the word first appeared in Korea in the preface to the ancient medical book "Dong Yi Bao Jian". Nowadays, due to the protection of the domestic industry, the Korean government agencies use the “dominant body” as a propaganda language to encourage people to buy domestic products.
With the gradual rise of patriotism in Korea and the help of merchants, this idiom became popular and eventually became synonymous with South Korea's support for domestic products.
Recently, as Japan’s review and control over semiconductor materials exported to South Korea has triggered trade disputes between the two countries, the Korean people’s resistance to Japanese products has become more intense and complicated.
As early as July 11th, there was a website on the Korean Internet that could query whether a certain product is a Japanese brand. The website was popularly welcomed by the Korean people once it was launched. The result was only over a week. Brushed down...
Querying the Japanese website is being wiped out
On July 11th, a new online community “NoNo Japan” appeared on the Korean social network. Users can share information about Japanese brands in the community. At the same time, they can also find the corresponding Korean local replacement brands. At present, about 70 product information has been released on the website, and users can also publish Japanese products and their substitute information directly on the website.
“I think it’s best to share information about alternatives, not just telling them what to boycott,” a local newspaper quoted the founder of NoNo Japan.
South Korea's largest Japanese travel online community, the Japan Travelers Club, also decided to stop operations, and website operators no longer allow members to post new posts to support South Korea's massive boycott of Japanese goods. The operator of the website said: "As a manager of the Japanese tourism community, I hope that my support for the boycott is symbolic." Founded in 2003, the community has more than 1.3 million members and shares tips on travel in Japan.
Incheon’s small and medium-sized store organization in South Korea said on the 18th that its members have decided to remove all Japanese goods. The organization consists of approximately 1,700 business groups, including the Incheon Chamber of Commerce, the Incheon Branch of the Korea Mall Association, and the Incheon Branch of the Korea Supermarkets Association.
Earlier, the South Korean small and medium-sized self-employed general association also announced the ban on Japanese goods, and said that as of the 16th, more than 3,500 small shops have joined the boycott. On the 15th, some Korean SME owners held a rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, calling for a boycott of Japanese products.
A poll conducted by South Korea’s Gallup on the 12th showed that Japan’s restrictions on South Korean high-tech exports have greatly reduced its popularity among Koreans. 77% of South Koreans say they are not willing to be friendly to Japan, and 67% said they will go to take action against Japanese goods.
According to the China Youth Network, Korean stars who posted Japanese travel on the Internet and “net red” who introduced Japanese food and other content have been criticized and even scolded by Korean netizens.
In addition to the online, the Korean people have repeatedly held protests at the Korean Embassy or well-known Japanese companies outside the Korean shops and offices, calling for boycotts of Japanese goods.
For example, after the chief financial officer of Uniqlo Korea announced that South Korea’s boycott of Japanese goods would not last long, angry consumers quickly held a protest rally outside the Japanese company’s head office, causing the company to issue a statement on his Apologize for inappropriate speech.
South Korea boycotts Japanese goods
In this wave of boycotting Japanese goods, South Korea is almost "all the people."
According to the Global Times quoted Japan’s Fuji Television (FNN), more than 5,000 South Koreans have petitioned on the website of the presidential house, Qingwatai, calling for “boycott of Japanese goods”, stop buying Japanese cars and other products, not traveling to Japan, and calling on the government to Japan. A retaliatory tariff is also imposed.
According to South Korea’s “Central Daily News”, the poll showed that more than half of the people in South Korea indicated that they have joined the boycott of Japanese goods. The polling agency Realmeter investigated the actual situation of 503 citizens participating in the boycott of Japanese goods. Among them, 54.6% said they were "participating in the boycott of Japanese goods", an increase of 6.6 percentage points from last week. Another 66% of the people said they will participate in the boycott of Japanese goods in the future.
According to CCTV news reports, although South Korea has previously refused to buy Japanese goods, the difference is that all restaurants and shops are spontaneously involved in the ban on Japanese goods, and the wave of "boycotting Japanese goods" It continues to spread throughout Korea and all walks of life.