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Japanese car sales slump in South Korea in August amid consumer boycott

Japanese car sales slump in South Korea in August amid consumer boycott
FILE PHOTO: A man works among imported cars covered with a white cloth in a port in Yokohama, Japan May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai -
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SEOUL (Reuters) – Japanese car sales tumbled 57% in South Korea in August from a year earlier to 1,398 vehicles, industry data showed on Wednesday, amid a consumer boycott of Japanese vehicles in the wake of a diplomatic row between the countries.

Toyota Motor Corp’s <7203.T> South Korean sales fell 59% in August from a year earlier, while Honda Motor’s <7267.T> local sales tumbled 81%.

(Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; editing by Richard Pullin)

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