China’s panda dies in Japan during sperm collection

| September 13th, 2010

Could not have come at a better time to add salt to the wound for the Sino-Japan relations, which was already “cracked” over the arrest of the Chinese fishing boat captain after the collision incident in waters near the territorial disputed Diaoyutai Islands.  This time, China’s national treasure, giant panda died in Japan.

(From Taobao) Kobe (the sixth-largest city in Japan) government announced on September 9, the 14-year-old male giant panda Xing Xing (formerly known has Long Long) kept in the […]Read more…

Fishing boat Collision triggers Chinese activists to launch Diaoyutai protest

| September 11th, 2010

On September 7th, a Chinese fishing boat and a Japanese patrol boat collided in waters near the territorial disputed Diaoyutai Islands (between China and Japan). The captain of  the Chinese fishing boat was arrested by Japanese government and could face up to three years in prison if found guilty. (See more pictures, videos and netizens’ comments on chinaSMACK)

The collision once again cracked the Sin-Japanese relations and also stirred up another round of Chinese national sentiment as well as the […]Read more…

Shanghai World Expo: Japan Pavilion not raising Japanese flag to give consideration to anti-Japanese sentiment in China

| May 9th, 2010

This was originally from a Japanese blog, then soon translated to Chinese and reposted on many Chinese websites. So friends who speak Japanese please let us know any discrepancy on this indirect translation of the original text.

On the first day of Shanghai World Expo, national flags were flying in front of many counties’ pavilions, but the Japanese Pavilion said goodbye to their flag. The responsible person gave the explanation, “We had precedent cases that we do not raise our […]Read more…

Japanese AV star Sora Aoi on Twitter creating buzz among Chinese netizens

| April 14th, 2010

From HSW:


On April 11, famous Japanese AV star Sora Aoi (苍井空) created huge buzz in the Chinese Twitter community, both girls and boys are twitting about her. Since the news about Sora Aoi registered her twitter account @aoi_sola broke out,  many Chinese netizens on Sina Micro blog “climbed over the wall” in order to follow her. (Twitter is blocked in China) The number of her followers on twitter was growing at the rate of 37 per minute. As for […]Read more…

A Japanese opinion on China being world factory

| March 31st, 2010

This is actually an old post, the earliest one I could find is from on March 29, 2006, however, it came back to life these days and was reposted by sohu business review, etc. and was recently referred by the popular commentary talk show Behind the Headlines with Wen Tao (铿锵三人行) on Phoenix TV.

Here is translation of the  content:

I am a typical so-called “economic animal” Japanese businessman, I have been China for over 6 years working […]Read more…

Liu Qian stuns Japanese audience with street magic

| March 9th, 2010

Liu Qian is a magician from Taiwan who is now famous all over China, and increasingly, the rest of East Asia. He performed at the annual Spring Festival Gala this year and last year and has become a national phenomenon. Below are two videos of him performing street magic in Japan – I really hope East Asia becomes more regionalized and it seems that Liu Qian is furthering Sino-Japanese relations in his own way – there has been ping pong […]Read more…