On July 1, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan announced that, from July 4 onwards, there would be changes in the restriction of exports to South Korea. It seems that the decision was designed as revenge against the Korean Supreme Court’s judgement that Japan should compensate for the compulsory labor draft of the South Koreans during the colonial period, with Japan engaging in economic retaliation. In response to these economic sanctions, the majority of South Korean citizens started to boycott Japanese products. Most experts view this situation as not just a simple, current trend that would easily cool down. To assess this current social movement, a survey was conducted to find out how involved the students of Korea University (KU) are in the boycott.