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Japan-South Korea rift

Boycott pushes Japan's beer shipments to South Korea to zero

Brewers lose a market that accounted for 60% of exports last year

The sign in the beer aisle of this South Korean convenience store says: "Japanese products not sold here." (Photo by Kenichi Yamada)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's beer shipments to South Korea fell to zero in October, hit by the ongoing campaign to boycott Japanese products amid soured bilateral ties, government data showed Thursday.

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