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Peach Aviation 1st Japanese carrier to drop S Korea flights

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Well after 8 South Korean airlines have done so obviously Japanese ones will too, since it reflects solely the reduced degree of passenger demand.

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At least they tried to justify it with "economical" reasoning. Definitely not a move to cater to home-nationalists.

I wonder if I will experience Japanese and Koreans walking into our bank at the same time... Might actually inform them about the other party while they are waiting.

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These idiot leaders don't seem to grasp how much their stupid pissing contest affects their nations' economies.

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Children. Japan has not handled this well

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Children. Japan has not handled this well

South Korea started it.

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Japan has not handled this well

Agreed. It took them far too long to stand their ground.

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If a company does this for economic reasons, fine. Otherwise it would be just cutting off their nose to spite their face. It would be interesting to see independent figures for the claimed fall in demand. Whether an approximate 10% drop in the Won over the last two years impacts that greatly is open to argument.

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Vince BlackToday  05:04 pm JST

Children. Japan has not handled this well

Au contraire, Japan has handled this very very well. Japan asked for information over 3 years, and SK ignored them. SK even admitted to 156 counts of security breaches. All SK has done is to cry and whine to the UN, US and WTO all without success, has inflamed Korean nationalism and anti-Japan fervor, and even pissed off the United States by undermining the US-JPN-SK alliance which support's SK's own security. Japan under Abe has acted like an adult, while SK under Moon has acted like a mentally and emotionally challenged 12 year old.

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Japan under Abe has acted like an adult, while SK under Moon has acted like a mentally and emotionally challenged 12 year old.

Brilliantly reasoned, Ossan America! Always good to read voices of reason on here, apart from the Japan-haters. I agree with you. South Korea is acting retarded . Good on Peach for cancelling flights to Seoul, and taking a stand. My new favorite airline.

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What? So the arguments are....they started it?

That justifies the infantile tit for tat.

Does anybody involed understand that being an adult requires admitting mistakes, it's a big man who acknowledges that, and a small boy who in the face of failure repeatedly sticks to his guns in face of failure just to save an idear of face saving that was lost long ago.

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So far the media has informed us that demands from SK are low, but how low is this demand? It would be interesting to know this information because the way the media is telling sounds like nobody in SK is interested to travel to Japan when actually it is obvious that not every SK citizens think the same way.

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Children. Japan has not handled this well

South Korea started it

In the US, this is not something an adult would say and you would never hear that from a person after 5th grade elementary school. It doesn’t matter who started it, resolve it, our moms would yell at us.

Would it be correct to say in Japan, this - “they started it” - is a logical and mature way of analyzing conflicts? Is this a cultural difference in resolutions?

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quercetumToday  07:54 pm JST

Children. Japan has not handled this well

South Korea started it

In the US, this is not something an adult would say 

Unless it's true, as adults are expected to take responsibility for the consequences of their own actions. As a result, those who "start" something receive little sympathy from those around them if they suffer for their own actions.

Sound familiar? UN? WTO? USA? All the other Asian nations who aren't even on Japan's Whitelist?

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I don't see how this move is 'retaliation' in any shape or form.

It's a simple matter of economics. Any business entity would discontinue a service if there was no longer a demand. Simple matter of supply and demand, look it up.

If Peach Aviation dropped flights to/from South Korea despite there being a huge demand for these flights, then it would be a case of retaliation by Peach.

But as we have seen, Japanese companies and individuals aren't being as petty as their South Korean companies and engaging in pointless boycotts. Peach would not have dropped the flights if there was a demand.

Blame lies solely on Moon and his anti-Japan fan base in South Korea and around the world, who continue to white wash and misrepresent the whole white list nonsense.

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LCCs operate on really fine margins (which is why they are so cheap), so a service needs to be about 80% full on every flight or it gets dropped quickly. This is almost certainly an economic decision.

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Note that Japan is not acting as hit-for-tat despite Korean aggression. No demand (korea did it), no money, no service. But korea wants to make a stronger tie with Japan culturally? Pffft. Mental illness.

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They're closing a flight from Hokkaido which just started in April & 1 from Naha. Wouldn't think those 2 places would have many customers anyway. 1 from Kansai seems like the only main one.

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Demand is down. Flights are cancelled. Nothing new here. The Korean Won is looking like it may crash, and that's another concern. That has more to do with China than anything else, but certainly this spat with Japan couldn't have come at a worse time for them economically speaking.

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I’ll be passing through Incheon on the way to Europe in October-my ticket was anything but cheap.

I will be able to check the situation firsthand so....

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These idiot leaders don't seem to grasp how much their stupid pissing contest affects their nations' economies.

In Japan, national pride overrides everything, no matter how illogic.

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No no pride has nothing to do here its just that Japan gets blamed for every failure of SK. Anti Japan sentiments has become like oxygen fo SK as simple as that

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“In line with the 1965 reconciliation treaties, Japan continued to improve its relations with South Korea. Tokyo provided $300 million as compensation to comfort women and forced laborers, etc., and extended an additional $200 million credit to Seoul, and Prime Minister Sato attended official functions in July, the first visit of a Japanese premier to postwar Korea. “

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South Korea has not handled this well

There, i fixed it for you

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