Customers exit a Uniqlo store, operated by Fast Retailing Co., in Tokyo, Japan.
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A company spokeswoman also said a recent decision to close a store in Seoul was not because of the boycott, but because it had decided not to renew the contract on the property.
The political disagreement stems from an argument about Japan’s conduct during the second World War, but it’s recently spilled into the economic arena. In early July, Japan restricted exports of materials critical to South Korea’s semiconductor industry, citing national security concerns and a lack of trust in Korea.
— CNBC contributed to this report.