Monday, February 25, 2013


Discouraging the purchase of Japanese (or other foreign) goods has a long and storied history which extends back at least to the "Korean Products Promotion Society" of Cho Man-sik.

I seem to recall posters in the 1980s calling for boycotts of American cigarettes (which cause cancer) and American beef.

Then again in the late 90s, there were renewed calls for the consumption of Korean goods rather than foreign goods (one poster declared that Kim Ku smoked Korean tobacco; so should you).

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