Australian Navy ships emergency beer to fire-hit town

Asia Pacific Jan 10, 2020

Australian Navy ships emergency beer to fire-hit town

Australia's navy, tasked with rescuing fire-trapped residents on the southeast coast, received a new mission Friday: delivering beer to a country pub on the verge of running dry. More than a thousand people have been evacuated from the town of Mallacoota, with the military sending ...

Boycott of Japanese beer sees shipments to South Korea plunge to zero

Business Nov 28, 2019

Boycott of Japanese beer sees shipments to South Korea plunge to zero

Exports of Japanese beer to South Korea, the domestic industry's biggest overseas market last year, fell to virtually zero in October as Korean consumers shunned products from their Asian neighbor amid a dispute over wartime history. Last month's figure follows a 99 percent year-on-year plunge ...

For Japan's economy, worst of South Korea boycott may have passed

Business Nov 21, 2019

For Japan's economy, worst of South Korea boycott may have passed

While a South Korean consumer boycott of Japanese products continues in the wake of a prolonged dispute over wartime history and trade, economists say Japan has already seen the worst of its economic repercussions. Concerns had grown among businesses as moves to shun Japanese brands ...