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South Korean beer imports from Japan plunge 97pct

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South Korean imports of Japanese beer slumped almost to zero last month in the face of a consumer boycott sparked by a bitter trade and historical dispute between Seoul and Tokyo, data showed Monday.

Japanese companies shipped $223,000 worth of beer to South Korea in August, figures from the Korea Trade Statistics Promotion Institute showed — down 97% from $7.57 million last year.

Before the trade spat — which has raised concerns over ties between the neighbours,........

© Asian Correspondent