Fact Check: Are Japanese boycotting products from the US since 1945? Here's the truth

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A post which is being widely shared on social media claims that Japanese citizens have been boycotting products from the US since 1945 after the US dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The post came in the wake of the violent India-China skirmish that took on the night of June 15-16 at Galwan valley in Ladakh, where 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives.
“In 1945, USA attacked Japan by throwing nuclear bomb. Today after 71 years USA can not sell a needle in Japan. This is not due to trade policy. That is because the Japanese citizens do not buy anything which is made in USA. This is called the real patriotism and unity.
We Indians can do it against China. We all need to Unite,” the text read.



NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false.
To learn about the US-Japan trade relations, we checked the official website of the US government.
According to the website of the Office of U.S. Trade Representative, in 2019, Japan was the United States’ 4th largest goods export market. The website also mentioned that the US goods exported to Japan in 2019 amounted to $74.7 billion.

Moreover, we also found that monthly data regarding the trade between the two countries was available on the website of the United States Census Bureau.

Some of the US-based companies that are operating in Japan are Coca Cola, Harley-Davidson, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and many more.
Thus, from the above information, we can establish that the post in question is false.

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