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23 Sep 2021

Kyodo News

Japan: Cosmetic company DHC to exit So. Korea after discriminatory message against ethnic Korean

"Japan cosmetics maker to exit S. Korea amid anti-Korean post protest" 2 September 2021

Major Japanese cosmetics maker DHC Corp, which has been criticized for being discriminatory against ethnic Korean residents of Japan, said it will withdraw from the South Korean market.

The company has been under fire since its chief executive wrote a message on its Japanese website in November last year apparently attacking a rival company that he said uses many Japanese TV personalities with Korean roots in its commercials.


In South Korea, a boycott of DHC products has spread and department stores have stopped selling them since the maker's chief executive, Yoshiaki Yoshida, wrote the message in which he used a derogatory term to refer to ethnic Koreans and added, "DHC is a purely Japanese firm, including the TV personalities we use."