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Japan-South Korea rift

South Korean boycott hits Japan's major brands and tourism outlook

Uniqlo and Kirin warn of impact while analysts predict 'sharp drop' in visitors to Japan

TOKYO/SEOUL -- A boycott by South Korean consumers is hitting some of Japan's biggest brands and casting a shadow over the country's tourism industry as political tensions between Seoul and Tokyo continue to rise.

The hashtag #boycottjapan, aimed at consumer brands such as Sony, Toyota, Uniqlo and Canon, began trending on Instragram and other social media platforms following Japan's decision this month to restrict exports to South Korea

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