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Uniqlo ad sparks protest, parody as South Korea-Japan dispute flares

Reuters Tuesday, 22 October 2019
A bitter dispute between South Korea and former colonist Japan has flared up, with Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo facing a consumer backlash after a new ad by the company was criticized as mocking victims of wartime forced labor and brothel workers.
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A commercial by Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has stirred a consumer backlash in South Korea amid accusations that it mocks victims of wartime forced labor and brothel workers, reopening deep wounds from Japan's colonial past. Francesca Lynagh reports.

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