Before the commencement of the Olympic Games in Beijing, some Japanese were concerned about anti-Japanese sentiments among the Chinese, that their athletes might be booed and taunted in the competitions, and that the Chinese audience might refuse to pay proper respect to their national flag and anthem. … [Read more...] about The Beijing Olympics: East-West Confrontation and East-East Conciliation
How will Japanese athletes and their supporters be received during the Olympic Games in Beijing? Will they be booed by Chinese spectators? Will the Chinese show the propriety to stand up in respect when the Japanese national flag is raised and the Japanese national anthem played in the award-giving ceremonies? From their past experiences in sports engagements with China, the … [Read more...] about Japanese athletes and spectators brace against booing in Beijing. Are they over-reacting?
August 15th is drawing close. It is a good time to think about China's relation with Japan. Besides, a new survey on this topic was discussed in Yomiuri Shimbun, August 4, 2008. "Only about one-third of Japanese think the relationship between Japan and China is good in contrast to nearly 70 percent of Chinese who view the relationship positively, according to a survey … [Read more...] about How do the Chinese really feel about Japan, the new Yomiuri/Xinhua Survey