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So I was out drinking with some people in Seoul when somehow the subject of what's my favorite airline popped up. I answered, "Japan Airlines."

You should have seen the dirty looks I got.

Yup, Koreans do not like the Japanese.

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Kind of on the same subject, but mostly neither here nor there, but I noticed the absence of Japanese cars on the roads in Seoul. At first I couldn't quite put my finger on why there's something odd about Seoul, but I realized it's the utter "Korean"-ness of everything. They have their own everything, from pop stars to electronics to cars. I think I saw one Honda the entire time I was there. One.

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