Boycotts, tensions not enough to break Seoul-Tokyo relations: NYT

Boycotts, tensions not enough to break Seoul-Tokyo relations: NYT

despite the heightening tensions between
Seoul and Tokyo over trades and historical issues the New York Times
reports that overall relations especially in terms of business and
trade shall we say will likely endure this rather testing period and come out
the other end relatively unscathed Eason J has more South korea-japan
relations are at their lowest point in recent memory following Tokyo’s move to
formally remove soul from its white list of trusted trading partners
despite South Koreans boycotting Japanese goods and mass and switching up
their travel plans to avoid Japan when it comes to bilateral business ties they
would be a lot more difficult to break this is the view of the New York Times
on Wednesday u.s. time according to its report trade volume between the two
neighbors currently amounts to about 85 billion US dollars a year it added to
Japan in particular Hotz considerable sway as the main supplier of essential
raw materials and components that South Korea needs in its high-tech economic
machine the report quoted Rory green an economist who specializes in South Korea
and China at the london-based analyst T Aslam barred as saying any a serious
attempt to shatter trade ties would be a disaster adding that until South Korea
is able to produce its own materials a process that could take many years the
two countries have little choice but to stick together the report went on to use
South Korean firms hedging tech as an example it builds intricate machines
with over 1,300 parts for packaging foods like soup and kimchi while many of
its components are made domestically some can only be sourced from Japan
however it noted the sudden upswing in trade tensions between Seoul and Tokyo
has left many small businesses in South Korea unprepared many experts seem to
agree that while the trade conflict has left two countries deeply at odds the
two are bound to each other whether they like it or not
need to find a way to resolve their current issues Eason J Arirang news


  1. I don't think so. It could be the disaster for Korea, however, Japan can replace Korea to other countries. Korea will be the only loser in this friction. Did you pay for the writer of NYT? We don't really care such a local paper's column.

  2. Randall G. Schriver (American government official, currently serving as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs) gave a lecture on the USA's security issues in the area of East Asia at CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies) in Washington D.C. on 8/28.
    In the his lecture, Schriver officially said as follows;
    (1) South Korea didn't give any advance notice to USA about the withdrawal of GSOMIA before South Korea officially announced it.
    (2) USA intends to demand South Korea to retract the withdrawal of GSOMIA.

  3. The writer of the NYT underestimates the extent and presumed impact of the growing anti-S. Korea sentiment in Japan. The most recent opinion poll carried out on
    August 29-30 by Nikkei Shimbun Newspaper shows that today 67% of the Japanese support the government action of removal of S. Korea from the white-list countries, and 70%  prefer to maintain the current bad relationship with S. Korea than to make another concession. In all age brackets from 20-year-old ppl to 70-year-old ppl, the overwhelming number of ppl answer that they dislike S. Korea. This means Japan’s
    dislike of S. Korea stays at least another half a century (until the current 20-year-old ppl reach retirement.)
    In 2016, the amount of investment by Japanese companies in S. Korea was half that figure of 2012 peak time. I don’t have the current figure, but surely there is no motivation for companies to invest more in S. Korea. Those companies will divert their money and technology to TPP 11 countries. In other words, Boycott Japan in SK
    is Boycott SK in Japan.

    BTW, the New York Times has been an anti-Japan newspaper from the time before the WWII and still is today. They even had China Daily inserted in the newspaper once. I don’t know why, but certainly they had no good writer who writes articles about Japan with sufficient background knowledge.

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