It appears that the anti-Japanese sentiments in China has given Japan's Ambassador cause to call on the Chinese government to protect Japanese citizens currently in China. It does seem the issue is intensifying:
And because some seem to think I'm oversimplifying the issue, here is an editorial from the Japan Times on political and economic aspects of the anti-japanese sentiment and why its 'dangerous to hold Japan back' in the future using Japan's actions in the past as a 'club':
As I said in the last post, I'm gathering the news here and providing analysis, I'm not trying to sell you on any point of view, so personal attacks are not welcome.
All I'm asking is to consider how this geopolitical mess will impact the next generation of adults in Japan who will be running the show in the next few decades.
Obviously this is a hot issue which is why I'm getting some of the feedback I am, but I would prefer NOT to wade into the political area, but keep it an academic inquiry.