Japanese, S. Korean Biz Leaders Want Bilateral Ties Fixed

Politics

Seoul, Sept. 24 (Jiji Press)--Japanese and South Korean business leaders Tuesday expressed hope that the two Asian countries will mend the soured bilateral ties because the deterioration is negatively affecting their economies.

Japanese Ambassador to South Korea Yasumasa Nagamine said he is strongly concerned that a boycott of Japanese products in South Korea may overshadow the economic activities of Japanese companies.

These views were expressed at an annual meeting of business leaders of both countries, which began in Seoul on Tuesday for a two-day run.

This year's meeting, the 51st of its kind, was attended by some 100 people from the Japanese side and 200 from the South Korean side.

Many Japanese participants showed worries about the spreading boycott of Japanese products in South Korea and a slump in the number of South Korean visitors to Japan.

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