A Chinese shop caused controversy by posting a “No Dogs or Japanese Allowed” sign, barring entry to unfortunate canines or Yamato, but far from being condemned its flagrant racism is widely supported: 70% of Chinese survey respondents supported the establishment.
The shop, located in China’s southern province of Yunnan, placed the sign by its door a year ago; although warned by police that the sign is “inappropriate”, the store owner refuses to take it down, citing the wickedness of Japan’s rampaging armies in the middle of the last century.
Whilst the media carefully introduced opinions condemning the discrimination as unwholesome, the results of their survey show 71.5% support the shop, whilst a scant 23.7% oppose it.
The xenophobia of many Chinese commenters approaches even that of 2ch: “Tell it to the Japs. Chinese everywhere must never welcome them. The Japanese are a filthy race.” “Don’t stop with the Japanese, tell it to the Koreans too!” “Don’t forget the Americans!”
Others opposed it: “The Japanese will probably just look down on something like this as incredibly crude and laugh.” “Use your head. This will just drive down business from tourists, Japanese included.”
2ch is naturally responds with even more amusing xenophobic utterances:
“Who cares if they write it, there aren’t any Japanese stupid enough to go there.”
“How incredibly crude. Hahahaha!
“If it was a real dog it would probably be welcomed (in a culinary sense).”
“This is China quality.”
“Even after the Japanese government apologised to them it’s still like this – Sino-Japanese friendship is impossible. They should break off relations.”
“Searchina put up an anti-Japanese article, how unusual.”
“Say something, Agnes.”
“Interesting that they ignore Tibet and the Uighur whilst complaining about Japan…”