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Japan-South Korea rift

Cold war: Flow of tourists, beer freeze in Japan-South Korea trade

Japanese exports drop 23% in October amid boycotts

Nagoya Castle seen covered in snow: South Korean visitors to Japan dropped 65.5% on the year in October.   © Kyodo

TOKYO/GENEVA -- From chemicals to beer and travel, the chill in Japan and South Korea's relations is casting a wider shadow on their economic ties, the latest statistics show.

Japanese exports to South Korea plunged 23.1% on the year to 381.9 billion yen ($3.52 billion) in October, Japan's Finance Ministry revealed Wednesday.

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