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Japan-South Korea rift

Korean budget carrier Eastar furloughs staff as Japan traffic drops

Fallout from fraught relations spills over to airline industry

Eastar Jet is heavily reliant on its routes servicing Japan. (Photo courtesy of the company)

SEOUL -- The repercussions from Japan and South Korea's frayed relations continue to spread, with a Korean discount carrier that operates routes between the countries deciding to furlough workers amid a sharp decline in passengers.

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