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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10180 on: August 20, 2019, 01:46:09 pm »
Boycott Japan, maaaaaaaaaan! :O

What's with the whole boycott Japan thing going on in Korea atm?
One of my high level students spoke to me about it during summer camp.
I know there was/is bad blood between Korea and Japan because of the past, but this is my 1st time seeing boycott Japan in Korea (in my 3 years here).

When I was in England, someone mentioned about an article in the paper about some Korean petrol station not filling up Japanese cars and thought it was just some stupid one off thing.

Then, refreshed after my holiday, I came back to Korea and am treated to a few banners in my small city with 'Don't go to Japan, Don't buy anything Japanese'.  So did some reading up and realised it was just another childish thing that the Koreans and Japanese have, but this time started by the Japanese.  It doesn't take much.  There were also two Korean guys stood with signs at the crossroads near my school with a picture of a target on Abe. 

Then I was talking to one of my well-travelled Korean friends who will be in Germany over Chuseok and they asked if I was doing anything, to which I replied, 'maybe I'll go to Japan as it's really cheap', but the reaction was not a normal rational one.  :undecided:  I don't know what nationalism does to people but it's really stupid, reactionary rubbish. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10181 on: August 20, 2019, 01:50:48 pm »
Boycott Japan, maaaaaaaaaan! :O

What's with the whole boycott Japan thing going on in Korea atm?
One of my high level students spoke to me about it during summer camp.
I know there was/is bad blood between Korea and Japan because of the past, but this is my 1st time seeing boycott Japan in Korea (in my 3 years here).

When I was in England, someone mentioned about an article in the paper about some Korean petrol station not filling up Japanese cars and thought it was just some stupid one off thing.

Then, refreshed after my holiday, I came back to Korea and am treated to a few banners in my small city with 'Don't go to Japan, Don't buy anything Japanese'.  So did some reading up and realised it was just another childish thing that the Koreans and Japanese have, but this time started by the Japanese.  It doesn't take much.  There were also two Korean guys stood with signs at the crossroads near my school with a picture of a target on Abe. 

Then I was talking to one of my well-travelled Korean friends who will be in Germany over Chuseok and they asked if I was doing anything, to which I replied, 'maybe I'll go to Japan as it's really cheap', but the reaction was not a normal rational one.  :undecided:  I don't know what nationalism does to people but it's really stupid, reactionary rubbish. 
I thought it was started here in Korea.
Wasn't it the Korean government's decision to seize local assets from Japanese companies (or at least, those assets belonging to companies that existed back during the Japanese Imperial era and that had employed forced Korean labour) that started it all?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10182 on: August 20, 2019, 02:07:43 pm »
Joung Ha-yoon, a 29-year-old banker, had planned to travel to Japan for summer vacation. Three weeks ago, she ditched those plans and went to Hong Kong, where she chose local beers instead of her favored Japanese Asahi. Until the trade fight ends, she has committed to suppressing her cravings for a Japanese tripe stew called motsunabe.

That wasn’t too much of a sacrifice, she said. “You can’t even upload pictures of Japanese food on social media anyway.”

www.wsj.com/amp/articles/when-hello-kitty-is-the-enemy-south-korea-takes-a-trade-dispute-to-heart-11566155283




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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10183 on: August 20, 2019, 02:10:27 pm »
Until the trade fight ends, she has committed to suppressing her cravings for a Japanese tripe stew called motsunabe.
That wasn’t too much of a sacrifice, she said. “You can’t even upload pictures of Japanese food on social media anyway.”

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10184 on: August 20, 2019, 02:11:01 pm »
All of East Asia is in a state right now.

Boycott-wise it seemed to start out as just another kerfuffle but its escalated into a spat.

I don't care much for the anti-Japan stickers on the subway. I want my subway ride to be politics free. Also, I'm glad the locals protested the banners going up in Jung-gu. 
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/08/anti-japan-banners-seoul-public-outcry-190806084314476.html

From my vantage point the main people not falling into this are Japanophiles and alcoholics who refuse to give up their Izakayas with the sake and the Kirin.

While I'm against it, I also recognize that long after I'm gone, the Japanese will still be here and while, as a Westerner, I may think the Japanese are cute and cuddly and nice to everyone, I also recognize that they might be a different way to the rest of Asia.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10185 on: August 20, 2019, 02:21:26 pm »
Boycott Japan, maaaaaaaaaan! :O

What's with the whole boycott Japan thing going on in Korea atm?
One of my high level students spoke to me about it during summer camp.
I know there was/is bad blood between Korea and Japan because of the past, but this is my 1st time seeing boycott Japan in Korea (in my 3 years here).

When I was in England, someone mentioned about an article in the paper about some Korean petrol station not filling up Japanese cars and thought it was just some stupid one off thing.

Then, refreshed after my holiday, I came back to Korea and am treated to a few banners in my small city with 'Don't go to Japan, Don't buy anything Japanese'.  So did some reading up and realised it was just another childish thing that the Koreans and Japanese have, but this time started by the Japanese.  It doesn't take much.  There were also two Korean guys stood with signs at the crossroads near my school with a picture of a target on Abe. 

Then I was talking to one of my well-travelled Korean friends who will be in Germany over Chuseok and they asked if I was doing anything, to which I replied, 'maybe I'll go to Japan as it's really cheap', but the reaction was not a normal rational one.  :undecided:  I don't know what nationalism does to people but it's really stupid, reactionary rubbish. 
I thought it was started here in Korea.
Wasn't it the Korean government's decision to seize local assets from Japanese companies (or at least, those assets belonging to companies that existed back during the Japanese Imperial era and that had employed forced Korean labour) that started it all?

It depends how far you want to go back.

Quote
Last month, Japan announced it would tighten control over three chemicals — fluorinated polyamides, photoresists, and hydrogen fluoride — that are crucial to producing semiconductors in Korea. Under new regulations, Japanese companies would need a license for each chemical to import them to South Korea, and the process could take up to 90 days.

Semiconductors, a key material installed in most electronic devices, have long been Korea’s top export item, and a delay in their productions could pose a significant threat to its economy.

Then it turned into 'being off the white list' for preferred trade partners.  It's damaging for Samsung mainly.  Also bits about Seoul being a bit lax about allowing these three chemicals to go to North Korea. 

 :undecided:

(That's why I'm not sure about my Japan holiday for Chuseok.  And no amount of your Kyndo carrots are going to make me tell you either way, whether I'm going or not)


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10186 on: August 20, 2019, 02:25:22 pm »
All of East Asia is in a state right now.

Boycott-wise it seemed to start out as just another kerfuffle but its escalated into a spat.

I don't care much for the anti-Japan stickers on the subway. I want my subway ride to be politics free. Also, I'm glad the locals protested the banners going up in Jung-gu. 
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/08/anti-japan-banners-seoul-public-outcry-190806084314476.html

From my vantage point the main people not falling into this are Japanophiles and alcoholics who refuse to give up their Izakayas with the sake and the Kirin.

While I'm against it, I also recognize that long after I'm gone, the Japanese will still be here and while, as a Westerner, I may think the Japanese are cute and cuddly and nice to everyone, I also recognize that they might be a different way to the rest of Asia.

I don't think it's just Japanophiles and alcoholics not giving into the boycott. I have regular students that aren't buying into it (a couple are buying into it).
A bunch of my co-workers traveled to Japan during the boycott thing as well, just to sight see.

But thanks for the article, it was interesting!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10187 on: August 20, 2019, 03:08:49 pm »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10188 on: August 20, 2019, 03:14:09 pm »
'90 days to export'

Pfft!

Like most of the fukcing furniture I order off Gmarket...




Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10189 on: August 20, 2019, 03:31:08 pm »
Sorry, so you're saying I'm not allowed to hit up Lotteria after work for a Bulgogi burger?  :cry:
Who is here in 2019?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10190 on: August 20, 2019, 03:32:06 pm »
Sorry, so you're saying I'm not allowed to hit up Lotteria after work for a Bulgogi burger?  :cry:

Your bukkake days are numbered too, Frites.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10191 on: August 20, 2019, 03:33:49 pm »
Sorry, so you're saying I'm not allowed to hit up Lotteria after work for a Bulgogi burger?  :cry:

Your bukkake days are numbered too, Frites.

Laughs in Japanese.
Who is here in 2019?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10192 on: August 20, 2019, 07:56:27 pm »
Credit card spending in Japanese brand stores plunged to 4.98 billion won as of the end of July, from 10.23 billion won a month earlier.

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20190818000198



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10193 on: August 21, 2019, 11:59:32 am »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10194 on: August 21, 2019, 12:30:31 pm »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10195 on: August 21, 2019, 12:32:32 pm »
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X0X2eF6yJpI

sigh...there went the nice low prices to Japan...

Most of the nice low prices were for during Chuseok, I think a lot of the flights being cancelled start a week after chuseok.
There are still other cheap airlines that go to and from Japan too :p


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10196 on: August 21, 2019, 01:23:31 pm »
All South Korean airlines – both full-service and budget carriers – now have cut back their flights to Japan amid escalating trade tensions between the two neighboring countries after Air Seoul Inc., Korea’s fledgling low-cost carrier with hefty reliance on Japanese destinations, has decided to suspend and reduce its operations to Japan.

https://pulsenews.co.kr/view.php?year=2019&no=627126

Following Korean carriers’ decision to roll back flights to Japan, each company has cut more than 180,000 seats monthly heading to Japan so far, which totals to about 2 million seats a year. Carriers rolling back flights to Japan plan to instead expand services to China and Southeast Asia to make up for their losses from rolling back their flights to Japan.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10197 on: August 21, 2019, 02:19:40 pm »
62.8 percent said they were participating in the anti-Japanese boycott
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20190725000414
Only 12 percent said they have a favorable view of Japan
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2019/07/120_272185.html


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10199 on: August 22, 2019, 08:22:00 am »
All South Korean airlines – both full-service and budget carriers – now have cut back their flights to Japan amid escalating trade tensions between the two neighboring countries after Air Seoul Inc., Korea’s fledgling low-cost carrier with hefty reliance on Japanese destinations, has decided to suspend and reduce its operations to Japan.

https://pulsenews.co.kr/view.php?year=2019&no=627126

Following Korean carriers’ decision to roll back flights to Japan, each company has cut more than 180,000 seats monthly heading to Japan so far, which totals to about 2 million seats a year. Carriers rolling back flights to Japan plan to instead expand services to China and Southeast Asia to make up for their losses from rolling back their flights to Japan.

A lot of those budget carriers went to some really neat but smaller destinations within Japan. You'll always be able to go to Tokyo or Osaka, but interesting locations like Kumamoto have been cut. This really sucks for those of us that really love Japan. They are upping their flights to China, but who wants to go to China in this political climate? You might get detained there.  :sad: