We are in the Japanese boycott. The representative clothing company UNIQLO is arranging the shops. It's not because of the boycott, but it's obvious that it's not easy.

This is reporter Park Chan-keun.


It is a UNIQLO store located in a hypermarket in Nowon-gu, Seoul. Unlike nearby stores that are busy on weekends, few people are looking for them.

[Shinhwa Song / Gyeonggi Uijeongbu City: Before the Japanese crisis, people (in UNIQLO stores) were busy with it.

There was a sign in front of the store that said it was only open until the 15th of next month. It is the third after Jongno and Guro, which have already announced that they will close.

An analysis suggests that the boycott of Japanese products may have been affected, but the company claimed it was not true. The decision to close the business was made two months before Japan's export restrictions.

[Uniclaw official: There is a case of reorganizing the store, and the contract expires without renewing the contract according to the contract terms and the result of negotiation with the landlord.]

UNIQLO is hitting sales by becoming the top boycott. In the fourth week of July, sales fell 70% from the last week of June, just before Japan's export restrictions.

As the boycott of Japanese products is gradually strengthening, there are no signs of fading.

(Video coverage: Kim Hyun Sang, Video editing: Jong Tae Kim, CG: Junho Lee)